We need your help more than ever. Many in Washington continue to propose deep cuts to SNAP and even school meal programs. The Governor’s recent decision to reinstate time limits for SNAP help on childless unemployed workers across much of the state fails to consider the economic realities of communities and people left out of the economic recovery and even those fleeing domestic violence or those who would readily work more if work were available. Even as our economy improves, too many are being left behind and nutrition safety programs are often the only resource that can be counted on.
Negative changes to SNAP and other nutrition programs won’t just affect the hundreds of thousands of Tennessee children, older adults, and low-wage workers that rely on them to make ends meet. Changes to these program will disproportionately impact rural communities, removing millions in economic stimulus and costing jobs. Statewide, one in seven dollars spent on groceries comes from SNAP, and in rural counties that figure is even higher. As cuts take resources out of these communities, they will also increase the burden on communities’ charity food resources, such as church ministries. This simply does not work for Tennessee.
What IS THE NUTRITION SAFETY NET?
WE NEED YOU!
Whether it’s becoming a champion for a hunger-free community where you live by promoting access to nutrition programs or raising your voice against short-sighted policies that will hurt your neighbors, we need your help.
Contact Keith Barnes to get involved: 615-846-4716 (toll free: 1-877-608-1009) or email@example.com. Sign up for Nutrition Mailing List to keep up to date on what’s happening with nutrition programs in Tennessee and to be alerted when we need your help to protect these programs.