U.S. Food Assistance Program vs. U.S. Aid to Israeli Military
The number of Americans living in poverty rose to a record-breaking 46.5 million last year but funding for food aid is dropping at an alarming rate.
In addition to the proposed $40 billion cut recently approved by the House of Representatives, SNAP funding was slashed by $5 billion over the next fiscal year, starting today. SNAP offers nutrition assistance to low-income individuals and families.
For a family of four, this means a loss of 21 meals a month.
Meanwhile, military aid to Israel continues to rise.