December 4, 2019

Bread Statement on the SNAP Work Requirement Rule

Washington, D.C. – Bread for the World released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s final rule requiring stricter work requirements and time limits on adults participating in SNAP. The following can be attributed to David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World:

“This rule will make it more difficult for low-income adults to access Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—a change that could kick hundreds of thousands of people off the program. Most low-income adults on SNAP who can work do work. 

“The rule also ignores that there are still millions of Americans who face barriers to employment, lack transportation, or live in areas where the economy has not recovered. God teaches us that we are not to withhold nourishment from anyone. We oppose the administration’s decision and urge them to immediately withdraw this rule.”

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