This week, the U.S. House of Representatives will debate the Farm Bill and the future of our nation’s largest nutrition assistance resource, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP increases financial stability, improves health, advances education outcomes and boosts economic activity in communities.
Advocates are concerned because the House bill would cut more than $20 billion in SNAP over 10 years causing:
- 2 million individuals to lose access to SNAP entirely
- 210,000 children to lose free school meals
- 850,000 households to see their benefits cut by an average $90 per month.
Proposed cuts could have devastating impacts on the health and future of children and families. Help United Way and partners around the country send a message to Congress by taking part in today’s National Call-in Day!