The Trump administration wants to cut $4.5 billion in funds from SNAP over 5 years by changing how benefits are calculated.
SNAP enables millions of Americans, including seniors, people with disabilities, children and low-income workers who struggle with poverty and food insecurity, to put nutritious meals on the table. But despite bipartisan support for protecting SNAP in Congress, the administration now wants to do exactly the opposite.
Through a new USDA rule change, the administration wants to cut $4.5 billion in funds for SNAP over 5 years.
Right now, each state can account for the costs of utilities like heating, cooling, water, sewer, etc. as they calculate SNAP benefits for households. This rule change would unfairly standardize and cap Standard Utility Allowance calculations across the country―resulting in dramatic cuts to food stamps.
Send USDA a strong message: don’t make new rules that cut SNAP and take food away from 7 million hungry people who need it. This rule change would increase hardship for millions of low-income Americans and must be withdrawn. <[link removed]>
We have until December 2nd to submit public comments urging USDA to reject the proposed rule change.
Please submit your official comment telling Sec. Perdue and the USDA that we cannot take critical food assistance away from low-income children and families.
You can cut and paste or upload a separate file with your comment to [link removed]. The “comment now” button is in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
All comments are public. Please include any details about how these cuts would affect your family and community.
A fact sheet on SNAP in North Carolina can be found here. [link removed]
Thanks for speaking up!
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