Republicans and Democrats

TELL USDA: DON'T TAKE FOOD FROM KIDS AT HOME AND AT SCHOOL

Republicans and Democats

The White House wants to roll back a policy that helps low-income families enroll in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) if they're already eligible for other anti-poverty programs.

A new analysis shows that the proposal would put 1,000,000 children at risk of losing the free school lunch benefits that they need to thrive. For many vulnerable children, free lunch at school might be the only nutritious meal they can count on all day.

Thanks to a massive outpouring of opposition to the proposal, the US Department of Agriculture has re-opened the comment period to hear from the public—but just for 14 days. Thanks for making your voice heard.

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HERE IS WHAT TO DO

  1. Click the "Federal Register" link. This will take you to the Federal Register's "Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental l Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) page.
  2. Click on the green "Submit a Formal Comment" button.
  3. Copy and paste the language below into the blank "comment" section on the Federal Register." Feel free to add your own thoughts here, too.
  4. Fill out the optional personal information.
  5. Check the "I read and understand the statement above" box.
  6. Click "submit comment."

HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN SAY

Dear Secretary Perdue,

I'm writing to oppose the Administration's proposed "Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)" that would take food away from hundreds of thousands of kids at home and at school.

One of our core values as a nation is the belief in opportunity that every child has the chance to succeed and to achieve their dreams. But our kids can't be hungry to learn when they're just plain hungry.

The proposed rule may lead to 3 million people losing SNAP benefits and put school meals in jeopardy for more than 500,000 kids. This would be a double whammy for kids – lost meals at home and at school.

Restricting or eliminating this policy would be a massive step backwards in the fight to end childhood hunger. If this happens, more kids will be hungry. Our children deserve better.

I oppose the proposed "Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)" and urge you to reject this deeply flawed proposal.

Thank you for considering my views.