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Letter to the Editor - Relief bill needs to include SNAP and EBT

 

Last updated 8/19/2020 at 8:21am



Editor,

As the coronavirus rages on across our state, it has caused yet another crisis — child hunger. Thousands of families with kids right here in Montana are now dealing with unemployment, rising food prices, eviction and hunger. And yet Congress continues to fail these children by leaving nutrition assistance out of the coronavirus relief package.

Hunger is a problem we can actually fix. Increasing SNAP benefits by 15 percent would mean an additional $25 per month per person. Just $25 per month for a child would allow families to buy the nutritional foods they need to grow and thriv...



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