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Respond to COVID-19 and Support Vulnerable Populations

Tell Congress immediately to boost Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) maximum benefits by 15 percent to ensure the vulnerable populations in the United States have access to the resources they need.

SNAP benefits help people buy enough food and the purchases stimulate the economy. Every $1 increase in SNAP benefits generates more than $1.50 in economic activity. It’s estimated that $1 billion in new SNAP benefits issued during a recession raises GDP by $1.54 billion and supports 13,560 jobs.

Urge your senators and representatives to increase SNAP benefits to help families cope with the economic downturn that is accompanying efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. For up-to-date information on Bread's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit bread.org/coronavirus.

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