Sign This Petition to Support Supplemental Nutrition Assistance

19 March 2015 Written by  

Next week, Congress is poised to begin consideration of its FY2016 Budget Resolution and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, (formerly food stamps) is being targeted.  According the the Food Research and Action Center: "Cutting or changing the structure of SNAP would harm not just millions of the neediest people in our country but would damage states and localities and overwhelm charities that are already unable to meet the need. The bottom line? Our country would see more hunger and poverty, worse health and educational outcomes, and higher health costs."

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundationsnap facts infograph recently revealed that if it weren't for programs like SNAP, the child poverty rate in Utah would double and an additional 98,000 Utah children would live in poverty.

Help us prevent disastrous changes to a program that serves millions of children, seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, jobless adults seeking work, and those working – often at multiple jobs – just to make ends meet. We need your voice – and the voices of thousands of others - to say that Congress should support SNAP. Our goal is to show the wide support for SNAP from people across the country, but we can only do this with your help! Sign the petition today and share it widely with your family and friends. Join us and tell Congress you want an end to hunger in America, not ill-considered budget proposals that would increase it.

Sign and Share Petition to Support SNAP

Please sign and share the “Support SNAP” petition before March 24th.


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April Young Bennett 300April Young Bennett, Communications Director, joined the organization in 2014. She received her Master of Public Administration from the University of Arizona and her Bachelor in Community Health Education from Utah State University. Prior to joining Voices for Utah Children, April worked for the Utah Department of Health for over a decade, addressing health disparities among minorities and other underserved Utahns. She completed internships and fellowships with the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy and the U.S. Senate.