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Don’t take food away from hungry

Don’t take food away from hungry

Darren Skotnes, Delmar

 

SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) is the cornerstone of our country’s fight against hunger, helping more than 40 million people put food on the table. Yet federal lawmakers were entertaining a farm bill that would take SNAP away from people struggling to find work. Fortunately, we just saw its defeat on the House floor.

How well you would complete your daily tasks if you were hungry all the time and unsure where your next meal was coming from? Probably not very well. The fact is, SNAP helps people find and keep work. We should be expanding and strengthening it.

I urge our members of Congress to vote against any bill that takes food assistance from struggling Americans. Instead, we need a bipartisan farm bill that makes sure everyone has enough to eat.

Darren Skotnes

Delmar

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