Standing among area farmers who accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits from low-income families looking to purchase fresh produce, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Saturday spoke out against proposed cuts to the program commonly known as food stamps.
Gillibrand, D-N.Y., visited the REAP Olean Farmers’ Market in the Olean Center Mall parking lot to urge her fellow senators to reject President Donald Trump’s budget proposal to cut SNAP funding by more than $190 billion over the next 10 years.