SNAP works for Illinois families
The Food Depository responds to the latest proposal to cut Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
The Chicago Tribune estimates that 77,000 households in Illinois would lose SNAP benefits under this proposal. Sophie Milam, senior director for public policy at the Food Depository, describes the risk for families with school-aged children. Without SNAP benefits, many children would also lose access to school meals.
In an editorial for the Chicago Sun-Times, Greg Trotter reflects on the many circumstances that may cause individuals and families to seek food assistance. “These are working families, college students, working professionals who were laid off,” Trotter said. “It is a vast range of people.”
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