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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Freedom from hunger?

Independence Day: No Time to Forget Hungry Vets – Public New Service, July 1, 2015

As Congress conducts a review of the SNAP Program, there are 26,000 Massachusetts veterans relying on SNAP to put food on the table. “We are worried that the SNAP program is being looked at as a potential funding source, for either tax cuts or other programs,” said Pat Baker, senior policy analyst at the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute. It’s crucial to remember, as Independence Day approaches, these veterans who have defended the nation’s freedom. “Many of them fall on hard times – often they’re struggling with homelessness, mental illness – they need the benefit as much as every other citizen in the country,” said Baker.