Congress Should Not Cut SNAP Access
In an op-ed for Crain’s Chicago Business, Food Depository Executive Director and CEO Kate Maehr analyzes the harsh cuts proposed to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The proposed bill calls for cutting more than $20 billion in SNAP benefits over the next 10 years and radically restructuring our nation’s most effective hunger relief program. Low-income workers and people who struggle to find consistent employment would lose food assistance. These cuts would increase hunger in Cook County and throughout the U.S.