|Help us protect SNAP Benefits for northern Nevada Families The House Agriculture Committee on Wednesday cut SNAP by a shocking nearly $36 billion. The House Budget Resolution instructed the Agriculture Committee to identify $33 billion in savings in programs within their jurisdiction by April 27, a process known as budget reconciliation. The committee moved its budget reconciliation recommendations yesterday, Wednesday, April 18. But rather than spread cuts across programs within its jurisdiction, the House Agriculture Committee took the entire $33 billion cut from SNAP - plus over $2 billion more.So many of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada’s clients rely on SNAP as a vital safety net for their families. Cuts such as these cannot be absorbed by efforts of ours or those of other food banks across the country. We know that over half of all benefits go to support children and seniors and it is so important that this continues to happen. Honestly, the emergency food resource system is being pushed to its limit, even with these important benefits. What we know about SNAP Benefits. SNAP provides benefits that are timely, targeted, and temporary. Cuts to SNAP will increase demand at already overwhelmed food banks, and charity will not be able to make up the difference; We can't balance the budget on the backs of the most vulnerable; tell client stories that demonstrate how the program is serving the most vulnerable and helping them move back to economic security Please help us provide a voice for those who are many times not represented in our system. We need to protect SNAP benefits. |
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