The Federation of Food Banks, Feeding America, and FRAC (Food Research & Action Center) are very much opposed to the reduction of SNAP benefits through the "ABAWD Rule," and are asking that comments be sent about the negative impact of this rule.
If passed, the "ABAWD Rule" will take food away from 775,000 people.
This rule would time limit food benefits for unemployed and underemployed people who can’t document sufficient weekly work hours. They would lose SNAP eligibility after three months. Anti-hunger advocates are urged to submit a comment expressing their strong opposition to the proposed rule. Taking food away from people is not going to help them get better jobs. Further, Food Banks cannot possibly pick up the deficit created by this change.
This harsh and unfair legislation's broad-reaching impact will:
*Cause serious harm to individuals, communities, and the nation.
*Fuel rates of hunger and poverty by denying vulnerable people nutrition assistance at a time when they most need it.
*Do nothing to improve the health and employment of those impacted by the proposed rule.
*Harm the economy, grocery retailers, and agricultural producers by reducing the amount of SNAP dollars available to spur local economic activity.
*Sidestep Congress, which rejected these changes when it enacted the 2018 Farm Bill.
Please go to the link here for more information on this legislation and its impact. You will also find information on how to construct a unique comment that will help to stop this legislation. It will only take a minute and will have a huge impact.