GardenShare is a locally led, nonprofit organization with a mission to solve the problem of hunger in St. Lawrence County through policy advocacy work and by strengthening the food system to benefit all County residents.
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Friday, May 22, 2015
The SNAP Challenge exists in order to help people “with enough food to eat to understand what it feels like to not have a consistent source of nutritious meals,” writes FRAC President Jim Weill in this blog post. Current SNAP benefits are too low because they are based on an outdated emergency food plan. Benefits were increased 13.6 percent during the recession through the economic recovery act, and while research shows the boost resulted in improved health and well-being, the increase has since been phased out. To help protect and strengthen the SNAP Program, Weill urges people to sign a SNAP support petition, in addition to contacting their members of Congress to share SNAP facts and urging more people to speak out in support of these benefits.