Stop destructive cuts to food assistance for millions of Americans!
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The proposed $190 billion cut to food assistance in President Trump’s Budget will hurt tens of thousands of New Jersey residents – and millions of Americans -- who struggle every day to put enough food on the table.
The Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP) is the first line of defense against hunger in New Jersey and throughout the nation. New Jersey is home to some 800,000 SNAP recipients – more than half of them children and senior citizens – who will surely face hunger without this assistance.
If this proposal is approved, New Jersey would be required to contribute an estimated $100 million to the program in 2020, soaring to a debilitating total of more than $2 billion over 10 years, while local economies lose revenue from households that can no longer afford to buy enough food.
Since the state is already strapped for cash, it is very likely the program would be further slashed.
Please sign this petition to help us combat these cuts that will leave millions of Americans and tens of thousands of New Jersey resident hungry -- and hurt our local economies.
We will be delivering the petition to New Jersey's Congressional delegation next week -- so please sign today!
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