Support to Protect and Expand SNAP
LeadingAge recently joined with nearly 225 other national organizations on a Statement of Support for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps–a program that clients, residents, and some staff of LeadingAge provider members rely on.
At a March 16 Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversight hearing, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) entered a statement into the hearing record, stating that “with an end to SNAP Emergency Allotments, SNAP food benefits have decreased to an average of only about $6 a person a day. Moreover, SNAP benefits are not available to all people with low-incomes who need them. Going forward it is vital to protect and further strengthen SNAP benefit adequacy and equitable access,” the statement says.