Low-Income Americans Face Reduced SNAP Benefits and Increased Risk of Hunger
Low-income Americans face a ‘hunger cliff’ as Snap benefits are cut The Guardian
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a vital part of the American safety net, providing food assistance to low-income individuals and families. Unfortunately, recent changes to the program have reduced the amount of SNAP benefits available to those in need, and this has put many low-income Americans at risk of going hungry.
The most recent change to SNAP was the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which cut $8.8 billion from the program over the next decade. The cuts will reduce the amount of benefits available to individuals and families, and will also make it more difficult for people to qualify for SNAP. This means that many low-income Americans will be unable to access the food assistance they need.
The cuts to SNAP are particularly concerning because hunger is already a major problem in the United States. According to the USDA, 11.1 percent of households in the United States were food insecure in 2017, meaning they lacked access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle. This number is even higher for households with children, with 16.7 percent of households with children being food insecure.
The cuts to SNAP will only make this problem worse, as it will reduce the amount of assistance available to those in need. This could lead to an increase in hunger among low-income Americans, as they will be unable to access the food assistance they need.
It is important that we take steps to ensure that low-income Americans have access to the food assistance they need. We must also work to reduce hunger in our country by increasing access to healthy, affordable food. By doing so, we can help ensure that all Americans have access to the nutrition they need to lead healthy and productive lives.
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