Congress Moves to Strip Food Assistance for Seniors, Kids, and Vulnerable Americans


Contact: Alyssa Ritterstein

Republicans in the House of Representatives are proposing to slash $40 billion from SNAP, the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. This drastic cut will pull food benefits from nearly one million Americans—with kids hit hardest. Almost half of food stamp recipients are children, and another 22 percent are adults living with children.

Statement of Green For All CEO Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

These drastic cuts to food assistance represent a new level of extreme in Congress. They’re an attack on our kids, our seniors, and our most vulnerable citizens who rely on food stamps just to get by.

The same members of Congress who want to strip food assistance are fiercely defending tax loopholes and subsidies for wealthy corporations.

It raises a fundamental question about what we value in this country. Making sure our neighbors and the children in our communities get enough food to eat, no matter what else happens to them, is a key part of the social contract that binds us together. It's one of our most basic moral obligations. It shouldn’t be up for debate.  

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