Letter: SNAP cuts create problems for hungry families in need

Sharvonne A. Williams,

RESULTS, an organization that works to end poverty in the United States and around the world, Indianapolis chapter

To the editor:

The House has already passed legislation that would cut $40 billion from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and the Senate’s proposal is to cut SNAP by $4 billion. Our government is doing more harm than good to protect hungry individuals and families across America.

In 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture stated that more than 48.9 million Americans live in households where they struggled to provide food for their family.

Currently, our Congress is looking to cut benefits for thousands of low-income families. In recent news, each SNAP household’s monthly allocation went down approximately 5.5 percent as the temporary benefit increase.

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