Just Harvest is calling on the two U.S. Representatives from Allegheny County – Keith Rothfus (12th) and Tim Murphy (18th) to join Mike Doyle (14th) and pledge to protect the SNAP/food stamp program from looming cuts. As so many in PA continue to face economic struggles, food stamps serve as a critical resource for both families and communities.
- More than one in six households in PA reported they struggled to afford enough food in 2012.
- Eighty-three percent of all SNAP/Food Stamp benefits go to households with a child, senior, or disabled person.
- And each dollar spent in SNAP benefits generates nearly double that in local economic activity.
The Senate has now approved its version of the Farm Bill (S. 954), which includes $4 billion in food stamp cuts. The House is proposing $20 billion in food stamp cuts in their version (H.R. 1947), which will be finalized this week. Read more and take action!