ZERO TO THREE Comments on Proposed SNAP Rule Change
ZERO TO THREE submitted public comments in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking that would rescind states' ability to elect to adopt broad-based categorical eligibility in SNAP.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) plays a critical role in addressing childhood hunger and food insecurity in communities across the country and is the first line of defense against hunger for the majority of low-income infants, toddlers, and their families. Rescinding states’ decision-making ability to reach those in need of assistance as proposed in this rule change would result in millions of low-income families who struggle to make ends meet falling off a financial cliff and force them into poverty.
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ZERO TO THREE SNAP BBCE Comments
Comments of Patricia A. Cole, Director of Government Relations, and Claire Lerner, LCSW, Senior Parenting Strategist Submitted to the Interagency Policy Board on Early Learning July 22, 2015.
We endorse the need to update the CACFP, and urge USDA to make the necessary changes to the proposed rule.
Comments of Matthew Melmed, Executive Director, ZERO TO THREE Submitted to the Chairman, Committee on Education and the Workforce U.S. House of Representatives June 1, 2015