Excellent March 11 letter on breakfast for kids in school: “Breakfast-after-the-bell program makes difference.” This is critical for kids whose parents are struggling financially. Also invaluable for these kids and their parents are SNAP (formerly food stamps) and EITC (the Earned Income Tax Credit), the two most effective federal programs serving these families.
I mention this because there are some in our national legislature who would cut these programs in order to continue and expand reduced taxes for our wealthiest citizens. I would like to encourage our representative, Denny Heck, to do whatever he can to make sure there are no cuts to either of these programs.
If it’s up to me, I would have them both expanded.