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Proposed Changes to SNAP Would Leave Children Hungry

October 22, 2019

One of the core principles of the Viatorian mission is fighting hunger in this country. Consequently, they support the Food Research and Action Center, or FRAC and its mission to eradicate hunger and under-nutrition in this country.

In its latest report, FRAC says the USDA’s proposed rule on SNAP Standardization of State Heating and Cooling Standard Utility Allowances would cut program benefits by a total of $4.5 billion over five years. This cut would result from changes in how states take households’ utility costs into account in determining the amount of SNAP benefits for which they qualify.

Additionally, a surprise release of data that the U.S. Department of Agriculture should have disclosed earlier underscores the deep harm of its proposed rule to limit access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: eliminating food assistance for 3.1 million people and jeopardizing free school meals for nearly 1 million children.

Read the full report, here, and learn ways to comment on FRAC’s public platform.