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‘How Are You Going to Look for a Job if You’re Hungry?’

‘How Are You Going to Look for a Job if You’re Hungry?’

Anti-Hunger Advocates Discuss SNAP Benefits

The Trump administration is trying to take food assistance away from 755,000 Americans struggling to find steady work.

The Trump administration is proposing yet another cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), jeopardizing benefits for 755,000 people. Patricia, Steven, and Johlae know from firsthand experience that taking food away from people who are struggling to find steady work won’t help them find a job any faster. They share their experiences with SNAP and explain why any cuts to the program are unacceptable.

David Ballard is the policy and outreach coordinator for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress. Kurt Mueller is a video editing contractor at the Center.

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David Ballard

Associate Director, Economic Policy

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