Trump administration wants to prevent food-stamp fraud by disqualifying 3 million families — critics call it ‘mean-spirited’

By Jeanette Settembre

Millions of Americans are on the verge of a hunger crisis.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Tuesday plans to impose stricter rules on SNAP eligibility that could take away food stamp benefits from more than 3 million Americans, leaving many who are already struggling to afford food unsure of how they’ll get their next meal, and preventing kids from getting access to subsidized or free school lunches.

The Trump administration’s new rules for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP, often referred to by its former name, food stamps) would make it harder for Americans with slightly higher incomes and more savings to remain eligible for the program.

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