SNAP Work Requirements
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps 40 million low-income Americans purchase food and is a vital factor in reducing poverty and food insecurity. Funding for SNAP is through the Farm Bill, which is reauthorized every five years. The House on 5/18 voted against the Farm Bill, but it will be brought to a vote again very soon. The Republicans have added strict work requirements which will affect the eligibility of many SNAP recipients. As most SNAP recipients are children, adults with disabilities, or senior citizens, the work requirement is harsh, unnecessary, and will certainly increase hardship and poverty for many, especially as penalties for failing to meet requirements will lead to punitively extended loss of benefits.
Contact your Member of Congress and ask them to vote against H.R. 2, the Farm Bill, if it contains any work requirements to access SNAP.