Friday, May 6, 2011

Tell the Government -- Don't Cut SNAP Benefits!

I recently wrote a post on hunger awareness and the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, i.e. food stamps) program. Now the federal government is considering deep budget cuts to these, putting thousands of children (and adults) at risk for poor nutrition. The local Fox news affiliate, KTBC, ran a story yesterday on the proposed cuts.

Please contact your state senators and tell them NOT to cut the budget. Click on each of their names, and it will take you to their website. Here's a sample (or, just cut and paste it) letter asking them not to cut SNAP; in Texas, contact Senator John Cornyn and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson

Please do not cut SNAP benefits.
The House Agriculture Committee recently promoted a proposal to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program instead of farm subsidies.

With Texas having the second highest rate of children in serious danger of hunger, this is not the time to make it more difficult for struggling families to feed their kids. Cutting SNAP will have only have a marginal impact on the deficit, yet send millions back into poverty, further delaying the economic recovery.

I believe that no child in America should go hungry, and I urge you to continue funding SNAP at its current levels and do all you can to protect programs that fight childhood poverty and hunger in the budget proposals for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2011.


  1. It takes less than a minute to email each of our Senators; I got an auto-reply from Cornyn's office right away.

  2. LOL, so you'd rather they cut farm subsidies that gives you the food you buy with SNAP. Smart.

  3. No, I'd rather they cut the defense or NASA budget so they can provide funding for meals for all Americans.