We here at the Daily Outsider have the privilege to be supportive of the work being done by the St. Timothy's Catholic Parish here in our hometown of Laguna Niguel. Our team decided to feature this call to action by Feeding America & Feeding America's Orange County Affiliate, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County;
Recent Congressional budget proposals could likely result in some of the most dramatic cuts to food assistance programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in decades.
SNAP is the single largest program aimed at curbing hunger. This one program puts food into the hands of nearly 42 million Americans, almost half of them under the age of 18.
Locally, SNAP benefits go to 247,600 people in Orange County - nearly 1 in 12 of everyone who lives in our community.
There is no way that food banks and other nonprofits could replace the billions in cuts to SNAP benefits.
For Feeding America's statement on committee passage of House Budget Resolution, click here.