Future of Food Stamps / Snap

January 8, 2017 at 11:37 pm Leave a comment

A longtime goal of some in Congress is to change the Food Stamp or Snap program from a federal entitlement program to a block grant that gets turned over to the states. The possibility of this happening has increased dramatically with the recent election. The federal entitlement status allows the program to automatically increase when the need is greatest during a recession. This helps make Food Stamps an effective program in fighting hunger in the US, a program we really cannot do without. Block granting the program would lose this ability to expand when the need is greater.

For this reason Bread has opposed efforts to block grant the program, and will keep us informed of actions we need to take this year to tell your elective representatives to oppose it as well. More updates we be available as the news warrants it.

For more information see: Block Grants 101

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