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WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2015–Today’s report (pdf) from the White House Council of Economic Advisors adds to the growing body of evidence on the important role the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) plays in reducing hunger, malnutrition and poverty, and improving child and adult health, academic, employment and other outcomes for millions of low-income Americans. The report also shows that SNAP is successful, yet benefit amounts should be increased to further bolster the program’s critical role. Strengthening SNAP is an essential step in FRAC’s plan to end hunger, and Congress must act so that more people living in struggling households can get the nutrition they need to thrive.
Statement attributable to James Weill, president, Food Research & Action Center.