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Turning Back the Clock on Hunger and Malnutrition

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Turning Back the Clock on Hunger and Malnutrition

June 20, 2017
By
Dawn Secor

President Trump’s budget threatens to turn back the pages of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)’s success story, back to a time when we didn’t combat hunger as a national problem; when communities were left to fight  hunger alone with uneven and unjust results. Let’s not turn back, let’s keep SNAP strong, and the story of our fight against hunger moving forward.

A new commentary from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' President Robert Greenstein examines the risk proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) run of returning parts of the nation to third-world style hunger:

“Will we keep pushing ahead and continue to make progress, or will we turn the clock back toward the conditions of the 1960s? That’s what’s at stake as President Trump and some in Congress propose to fundamentally alter and deeply cut the food stamp program.”

And, this new 1 minute video "Breaking an American Promise" highlights what's at stake.
 

Included Resources
Commentary: Turning Back the Clock on Hunger and Malnutrition
Video: Breaking an American Promise