Pumping $1.2 billion into New Jersey’s local economies each year, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps feed tens of thousands of low-income workers, children, senior citizens and people with disabilities. This aid is currently under attack in Congress.
This critical federal aid, commonly known as food stamps, helps more than 750,000 New Jersey residents afford nutritious food, including nearly 300,000 children, according to state data. The majority of households receiving this aid have at least one working family member and almost all are scraping by on poverty wages or income.
In June, the House passed a harmful “Farm Bill” that would severely cut this essential aid. The Senate is considering a version that would strengthen this assistance.
Join the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition and its many partners in opposing the House Farm Bill, which would punish people who can’t find jobs and take assistance away from working parents and their children, while supporting the Senate version.
We need to raise our collective voices over this hurtful proposal, released April 12 by House Agriculture Committee Chair Michael Conaway, (R-Texas).