6/1 Update: More Coverage of Proposed SNAP (Food Stamp) Cuts
AAFB president and CEO Ginny Hildebrand appeared on Arizona PBS Channel 8’s Horizon program, alongside new St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance CEO Beverly Damore, to talk about tackling hunger in Arizona. A great primer on how our state food banks work and what is being done to combat hunger:
Proposed SNAP Cuts Would Affect One in Six Arizonans
Public News Service - AZ. April 26, 2012 by Doug Ramsey
PHOENIX, Ariz. - The U.S. House Agriculture Committee has voted to recommend cutting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by $36 billion over 10 years, in line with GOP budget mandates to reduce spending. It also chose to cut only the former food stamp program, rather than trimming smaller amounts from other agriculture-related programs. Some have accused the House committee of "political showmanship."