As unemployment skyrockets, advocates push Congress to increase SNAP benefits

AmNews Staff Reports | 5/12/2020, 5:11 p.m.
Food banks are seeing an average of 70% more people looking for help right now.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Food banks are seeing an average of 70% more people looking for help right now. Feeding America says nearly 40% of those people are new to food banks and pantries.

Advocates say it can be hard to ask for help, which is why the nonprofit Christian organization Bread for the World is pushing for the most vulnerable to get additional help through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

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