Many among the poorest of the poor in the US could be denied food assistance under a White House proposal that would limit the ability of states to waive requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The program to provides people with life saving financial assistance to buy food.
According to the Department of Agriculture, nearly a million people could lose food assistance under the Trump administration’s plan to gut the SNAP program.
The US federal government considers an individual to be at the poverty level when they make a monthly income of $1,041. The people who will be most impacted by the cuts to food assistance are those who make on average about $557 a month, roughly half of what people make who are at the poverty level.