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The Potential Implications of Changes in Public Charge

The administration is talking about reducing SNAP benefits to some immigrants if they hope to become citizens. The implications could be dramatic if SNAP benefits are not readily available.


Bread for the World reported a few years ago that 23 out of every 24 bags of food given to the poor in this country come from government programs. Food pantries, though important, actually provide a small amount of food.


If people turn away from SNAP to stay in the country, local food pantries could be overwhelmed with demand. Hunger cannot be legislated away and people need to be fed.

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