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Budget Proposal Threatens Critical Food Assistance Programs

The Trump Administration released a budget proposal that threatens the food assistance programs struggling Americans rely on to put food on the table for their families.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps families make ends meet by stretching their grocery budgets. Sometimes called “food stamps,” those few SNAP dollars every week make all the difference in the world when it comes to putting nutritious meals on the table. The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) provides food banks with nutritious food from U.S. growers and producers and also helps transport and store the food. Without the program, less meals make it onto the plates of hungry families and farmers are forced to let fresh, nutritious food wither and rot.

 

But President Trump’s latest federal budget takes direct aim at these programs and would result in at least 4.5 billion fewer meals for hungry families each year.

Cuts to these critical programs would increase the demand on food banks, food pantries and soup kitchens, already strapped for resources. The Community FoodBank of New Jersey is here to stand up for our neighbors in need, but we need your help.

In just one minute, you can send a message to Congress — tell your lawmakers to fight back against any attempts to cut federal nutrition programs like SNAP and TEFAP.