JC/DC Action Alert: Tell Your Senator to Protect SNAP

PTA recognizes good nutrition as a key component in creating healthy and productive individuals.  As PTA advocates and leaders, we know that many Missouri children and their families struggle with food insecurity issues and rely on Federally-funded food programs including SNAP.

From our partners at Missouri Budget Project:
“Senate Committee passed a bill that would make it harder for families to access the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), making it harder for struggling families to put food on their tables. Almost 40,000 families – and more than 50,000 kids – would lose food assistance for several months, and perhaps permanently due to the bill’s harsh sanctions.

What’s more, the bill would cost Missouri more than $90 million to implement.

Tell your Senator to protect SNAP and save Missouri money by voting NO on Senate Bill 4.”

Look up your senator here:  http://www.senate.mo.gov/LegisLookup/default.aspx/leg_lookup.aspx

More info in the full release from Missouri Budget Project here:

Kristina (Krissy) Wilmoth
Vice President and Director of Legislation & Advocacy
Missouri PTA