The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is at risk again. Just a few months after Congress rejected cuts to SNAP, the Administration is proposing another benefits cut. Right now, 40+ states choose to provide SNAP to working households with significant shelter and child care expenses. This is known as “Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility”. The Administration is proposing to eliminate this option. The impact? The proposal would cut SNAP benefits for 3.1 million individuals and take free school meals away from 500,000 children in those families. Research has shown that LGBTQ people and their families receive SNAP benefits at more than twice the rate of non-LGBTQ people.
Contact the U.S. Department of Agriculture here. Tell them the potential impact of this proposal is dire and will hurt all of our communities.