Monday, November 11, 2013
Hunger to increase in US due to short-sighted cuts
Take a moment to watch this video and to read the accompanying report.
Already we are seeing the impact of cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or Food Stamps). Dig a little deeper: read up on this very helpful benefit to working, low-income families and individuals.
Consider the impact of the proposed cuts. Think beyond the affect on those who use the program. Think also about the impact on the retail grocery industry and on related jobs. Consider health care costs resulting from people being forced to consume food products that are cheap, high calorie and unhealthy.
Being penny wise and pound foolish never gets us where we want or need to be.