The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) provides basic food assistance for low-income families to combat hunger, food insecurity, and poverty. In 2015, SNAP lifted 4.6 million Americans above the poverty line. SNAP is also incredibly effective and efficient, reaching our country’s most vulnerable .
Despite this, the House Budget Committee’s fiscal year 2018 budget resolution recommends dramatic cuts to the program that would directly harm millions of Americans. The Committee’s proposal would cut SNAP by $150 billion, a more than 20 percent reduction in the program’s funding.
Urge your member of Congress to defend SNAP and support the millions of Americans who utilize the program.