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Congressman Joe Courtney Kicks Off Week-Long SNAP Challenge

We want to share this announcement we received from Congressman Joe Courtney’s office earlier this week. Congressman and Mrs. Courtney each to live on $32.59 food budget for a week to highlight possible cuts to low-income program Congressman Courtney and his wife Audrey today began the week-long SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Challenge, a program of the New London County Food Policy Council, to highlight the challenges facing families that receive SNAP benefits in eastern Connecticut. “Each day, tens of thousands of families across the Second Congressional District are forced to live on an individual food budget of about $4. As Congress debates legislation that would cut this invaluable program, I believe it is important for members of Congress like me to understand firsthand the challenges my constituents face,” said Congressman Courtney. “In New London County there are 27,000 people receiving SNAP benefits. Participants of this challenge will come away...
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