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ZERO TO THREE Comments on Proposed SNAP Rule Change

Sep 23, 2019

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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