The White House Budget Would Increase Hunger Across America
In this op-ed, Food Depository Executive Director and CEO Kate Maehr discusses the White House’s budget proposal. The proposal includes massive cuts to food assistance programs like SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program). These proposed cuts give anti-hunger advocates grave concern about the future of SNAP, which is our nation’s frontline defense against hunger. SNAP is efficient and effective, helping millions of households lift themselves out of poverty. At a time when when 42 million Americans are at risk of hunger, a strong and coordinated public-private response is the only way to meet the need.