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Dear Friends,

Last year, you helped us protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) when Congress reauthorized the Farm Bill. That legislation passed with historic bipartisan support - and included NO cuts to SNAP.

Now, The President and USDA have proposed a (SNAP) rule that would apply a strict time limit for food assistance for unemployed and underemployed people who can't find work or are unable to work enough hours - even if they have done all they can to search for employment, but live in an area where very few jobs are available.

An estimated 755,000 people - including 90,000 Pennsylvanians - are at risk of losing SNAP and they need your help!

Submit a comment stating your strong opposition to the proposed rule TODAY (the public comment period ends tomorrow, April 2nd)!

Tell our federal Administration the proposed rule is harsh and unfair. It would take SNAP away from those who:

  • Have searched for work but live in an area where very few jobs are available
  • Are working but can only secure part-time hours (less than 20 hours per week)
  • Need time to build skills needed for the types of jobs available in today's economy
  • Face barriers to employment such as returning home from incarceration or seeking treatment for addiction - barriers that will only become more difficult to overcome without food

Submit your comment and find other resources to help craft your message at

Important reminders:

  • Comments must be unique or they will not be counted.
  • Be sure to modify the language in model comments so that at least one-third of it reflects your own thoughts and experiences.
  • Encourage everyone you know who cares about hunger to submit a comment - the more comments the better!
  • Using the online comments tool makes this easy; it will only take a few minutes of your time.

The simple fact is, the proposed rule will fuel higher rates of hunger and poverty and do nothing to improve the health and employment of those most vulnerable who need our help. Thank you for your continued efforts on behalf of those who face food insecurity.

Thank you,

Kathy Fisher
Policy Director
Coalition Against Hunger
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