Bread for the World: Mother’s Day Offering of Letters

Hunger and the Coronavirus 

Urge your senators and representatives to increase SNAP benefits to help families cope with the economic downturn that is accompanying efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

While the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) includes many important provisions to help people affected by COVID-19, much more is needed to ensure the most vulnerable families have the support they need. Congress should boost Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) maximum benefits by 15 percent and suspend all rule making that would limit access to SNAP to ensure vulnerable populations in the U.S. have access to the resources they need.

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