opinion: Hunger bigger issue in many American communities than some would assume
The face of hunger is often invisible to many of us, depending upon where we live. The reality, though, is that hunger exists in every American community.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has been there to help those families in need. It has been one of the most effective safety net programs and in the year 2010 alone it lifted 3.9 million people out of poverty.
It is disheartening that the House Agriculture Committee’s Farm Bill cuts $16.5 billion from SNAP. Members of Congress need to know that attempting to balance the budget by taking from those who have the least is unacceptable. Stand up and work to end hunger in America by letting congressmen know you support SNAP and joining in the Ann Arbor CROP walk Oct. 14 at Bethlehem UCC. Registration is at 1 p.m. and the walk begins at 2 p.m.