Senate Considering Expansion of SNAP
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused food insecurity to soar all across the country. SNAP is one of the best ways to fight hunger and return money to the economy. In addition to providing healthy food to families in need, SNAP is also one of the best ways to boost the economy. For every $1 spent on SNAP, roughly $1.70 is put back into local economies.
SNAP is helping nearly 80,000 people in Montgomery County today but it doesn’t provide enough the get healthy food. Ambassador Hall is working with the Alliance to End Hunger, Food Research Action Council, and nearly 2,500 farm and food advocates to urge the Senate to increase SNAP benefits for families in need The average SNAP recipient receives $1.40 per meal and we are encouraging a 15 % increase. The Senate has the power to expand SNAP now and provide quick relief to millions of hungry families.