Hungry kids can’t learn; tell feds to fund SNAP

OlympiaJanuary 25, 2014 

T he Olympian urged its readers to support five area school ballot measures in order to increase the quality of our local educational programs. Related to this, many children come to school hungry and are less able to learn. The federal government is currently proposing cutting the SNAP (food stamp) program by $8.6 billion. Yet, 47 percent of SNAP participants are children, whose capacity to take advantage of effective school programs is seriously impacted when they go to school hungry. Contact your representatives in Congress to oppose cuts to SNAP.

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