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Joint Statement by National Organizations and Farm Bill Stakeholder Groups in Support of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Reconstructing Judaism joins nearly 225 national organizations and farm bill stakeholders on this important SNAP Statement of Support.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), our nation’s most significant anti-hunger program, promotes economic security, health, and well-being. As you develop the 2023 Farm Bill, we stand ready to work with you to pass a farm bill that protects and strengthens SNAP.

SNAP responds effectively and efficiently to changes in need, whether due to economic downturns, natural disasters, or other disruptions. More recently, it has proven to be a crucial tool for mitigating food hardship and supporting local economies during the pandemic.

Indeed, research has found that the combination of the 2021 Thrifty Food Plan (TFP) update and the provision of temporary SNAP Emergency Allotments (EAs) reduced poverty in the last quarter of 2021 by 14.1 percent and child poverty by 21.8 percent in states that had EAs at the time.

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