As the country’s poverty rate rises and organizations like Harvesters (Kansas City’s only food bank) struggle, the food stamp program is critical in order to make sure that all children have a healthy start in life. More than 80 percent of the families that receive food stamps have children.
Senate Republicans have dropped back from making major cuts in this program. But now House Republicans have their eye on food stamps as a possible place to cut funding.
Congress needs to focus more on making sure that all Americans’ basic need for adequate, nutritious food is met.