Wednesday, July 15, 2015

FRAC President Testifies in Support of SNAP

Just moments ago…

FRAC President Jim Weill shared a mountain of evidence with the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition about the critical role the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) plays in reducing hunger, alleviating poverty and supporting family economic stability for millions of Americans—including seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, families with children, both the unemployed and low-paid workers.

During his testimony, Jim underscored that time and time again, SNAP proves itself to be an example of government at its best. He cautioned what we as anti-hunger advocates already know: undermining SNAP would have devastating consequences. Rather, the Subcommittee should explore ways for making SNAP even stronger.

“SNAP is a key part of a safety net that not only reduces hunger but supports work, family stability, child development and opportunity. Damaging SNAP by building in ill-conceived changes based on misconceptions or stereotypes would result in irreparable harm to people who are trying desperately to put food on the table and to move out of poverty. SNAP is targeted and effective. It is a critical support to millions of poor and hungry people in our country.”  

Read the full testimony here (pdf)