MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Michigan Congressman has begun living on an average food stamp budget for one week to raise awareness about the proposed billions of dollars cut in nutrition programs for low-income families and children.
Flint Democrat Dan Kildee says cuts in the food stamp funding include $20.5 billion to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which would affect 47.5 million Americans.
Kildee says with the deep cuts to nutrition programs being proposed, it’s important for elected officials to recognize the hardship millions of Americans face every day as they attempt to feed their families.
He began living on a week-long food stamp budget of $31.50 a week or $4.50 a day beginning Sunday.
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