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Cuts to SNAP = Hungry Children

CHILDHOOD HUNGER AND THE FARM BILL: WHAT'S THE CONNECTION? SO WHAT IS THE FARM BILL? It's a piece of legislation that significantly affects public health. It guides food production and And it protects hungry kids, too. food costs. 1 in 5 kids in America is at risk of hunger. The good news: federal nutrition programs exist to feed these kids. O1 67% of the funds in the most recent Farm Bill help feed these hungry kids through Federal Nutrition Programs SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps) is one of these federal nutrition programs. SNAP is funded by the Farm Bill. WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT SNAP? SNAP FEEDS KIDS STRUGGLING WITH HUNGER FOOD & FRESH VEGETABLES More than 85% of benefits are spent on fruits and vegetables, grains, dairy, meat, and meat alternatives. Nearly 50% of SNAP participants are children LESS THAN $23,000 Net income of a family of 4 who qualifies for SNAP. SNAP Assistance is Temporary $1.48 PER MEAL Average monthly SNAP benefit per person. Half of all participants leave within 10 MONTHS OF RECEIVING BENEFITS IIIII П0 IIII ШD $5 $9 || || SNAP helps the economy %3D IIII IIIII in Community Spending of SNAP ПП Some people in Congress want to cut SNAP CUTS TO SNAP = MORE HUNGRY KIDS WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP HUNGRY KIDS? Contact Congress. Enlist your friends. Take action. SEND A MESSAGE SEND A LETTER to the Editor SHARE Your Story to Congress NOKIDHUNGRY.ORG/FARMBILL NOKID HUNGRY SHARE OUR STRENGTH %24

Cuts to SNAP = Hungry Children

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Members of Congress are working to reauthorize the Farm Bill, legislation that provides funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program, formerly known as food stamps, and for...


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