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Almost immediately after signing a Farm Bill which included no additional employment and training requirements, the Administration proposed a rule that would tighten restrictions on CalFresh (SNAP) for an already vulnerable subset of the population. 

USDA's proposed rule would make it more difficult for states like California to waive harsh SNAP time limits in many areas where there are too few jobs.  By USDA's own estimates, its proposal would eliminate SNAP benefits for an additional 755,000 adults and cut SNAP benefits by 15 billion over 10 years .As many as 25,000 San Diego County residents could be at risk of losing benefits as a result of this rule.

We need your help! We need to generate lots of comments making clear these cuts would vastly increase food insecurity in San Diego County, California and America.

Comments are Due April 2nd!

Organizations: It only takes two steps!

  1. Take a moment to download and fill out the template.  (The template is basic, because in order to count, comments must be UNIQUE.)

  2. Once your template is filled out, submit your comment here.

      **Looking for inspiration? Check out SDHC's Public Comment.**

Individuals: Your voice is important, too!
Use this link to share your personal story and thoughts. Consider focusing on one of the following:

  • Explain why this change will increase hunger and poverty in your community

  • If you’ve ever been hungry, speak about the impact that hunger had on your ability to work or find work.

  • If you’ve ever struggled to find work or had your work hours cut unexpectedly, how did that impact your ability to make ends meet?