Improving Access to Nutrition Act Supports low-wage workers facing employment challenges

By Elizabeth Lower-Basch and Parker Gilkesson (excerpt)

Food is necessary to live, remain healthy, and work. The Improving Access to Nutrition Act, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) May 16, would keep food on the tables of people struggling to find quality employment—instead of leaving them to find a job on an empty stomach.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is our nation’s most important anti-hunger program that helps make food affordable for nearly 40 million Americans—workers, parents, children, seniors, and people who are unemployed, have a disability, or care for an ill relative.

 

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