The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provisions included in the conference committee’s bipartisan Farm Bill preserve its status as a lifeline for the one in seven Floridians who rely on it to help put food on the table.
The bill protects and strengthens SNAP and rejects the partisan House-passed bill’s proposals to take away much-needed food assistance from Floridians through cuts and harmful changes.
SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, is the nation’s most critical anti-hunger program, helping to feed children, parents, people with disabilities, seniors and working residents who struggle to get by with low pay.
According to Moody’s Analytics, in a weak economy every $1 in SNAP benefits generates $1.70 in economic activity.
We commend members of the committee for recognizing how crucial SNAP is in reducing poverty and helping families afford basic necessities, and we urge the Florida congressional delegation to approve this legislation when it comes to the floor for a vote.