U.S. Food Assistance Program vs. U.S. Aid to Israeli Military

November 01, 2013 IMEU
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.