Tell Congress: Don’t Cut Off Our Food Assistance

Access to nutritious food for millions of people in the U.S. is at risk!

The U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote again on a bill to cut off or reduce basic food assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for roughly 2 million people across the nation. This includes many people with disabilities and their families.

SNAP is vitally important for people with disabilities and their families. We know that all too often food insecurity and disability go together. Families that include people with disabilities are two to three times more likely to experience food insecurity than families that have no members with disabilities.

Instead, the House may vote June 22 on a bill that would subject people who rely on SNAP to sweeping, harsh new requirements. These changes create new hurdles to benefits and would punish people who lose their jobs and can’t find a new one, can’t meet the potential new strict work or training requirements, or can’t get an exemption. The same bill was defeated in the House in May, but is being brought up again.

Many people with disabilities and their families, would be hurt.

The changes to SNAP are part of the “Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018” (H.R. 2), also known as the “Farm Bill.

Call Congress now to say #HandsOff SNAP! and/or fill out the form at this site to send to your Representative:

https://disabilityadvocacynetwork.org/app/make-a-call?0&engagementId=469474

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