|March 13, 2023 04:58 PM
|Senator John I. Kane
|All Senate members
|Food Bucks Program for SNAP recipients
|Food insecurity is a heightened concern for Pennsylvanians due to the pandemic and recent rising food costs. Pennsylvania’s SNAP program serves households that have significant food insecurity struggles. The prevalence of food insecurity and poor diet is a leading factor of death and health issues across Pennsylvania. According to the USDA, SNAP participation significantly reduces, by up to 30%, the prevalence of food insecurity. SNAP helps 14% of the commonwealth’s residents put food on the table. Now, more than ever, the reliance on SNAP is increasing and remains as a vital program in providing adequate health and nutrition for our families and children.
To address the increased needs of food insecurity for Pennsylvanians, I plan to introduce a bill that will improve the SNAP program. The program will:
Please join me in helping prevent food insecurity for our families and support this bill. This is a reintroduction of SB1246 of the Session of 2021-2022, and it was cosponsored by Senators Fontana, Kearney, Collett, Comitta, Cappelletti, Costa and Santarseiro.
Introduced as SB552