“The takeaway is that maybe I have to fight for workers comp benefits, maybe I have to fight for housing, maybe I have to fight for healthcare, but we are just saying that food shouldn’t be something we have to fight for,” Hilberg said.Hilberg’s story is just one example of how this proposed rule to SNAP threatens vulnerable people.
Take ActionThe U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees SNAP, is collecting public comments on the proposed change. The deadline is April 2. To learn more about the proposed rule change, read the Food Depository’s recent op-ed in the Chicago Tribune. Raise your voice and stand up for SNAP by submitting your own comments.