Letter to the Editor - Congress needs to increase SNAP
June 12, 2020
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of the best tools our nation has to combat the coronavirus crisis.
Prior to this pandemic, nearly 110,000 Montanans struggled with hunger. With jobs and wages lost, this number continues to rise and families are shouldering much of the burden. In fact, in just six weeks, the state has seen nearly 100,000 new unemployment insurance claims.
SNAP is good at feeding people while also feeding Montana’s economy. The benefit is placed on an electronic card for families to buy food at grocery stores and farmers markets. When...