12,000 NJ residents could lose SNAP, under rule change
The Trump administration issued a final rule that would take food off the tables of nearly 700,000 people, including an estimated 12,000 New Jersey residents, many of whom struggle to find decent jobs. The change cuts SNAP (aka food stamps) for single adults, ages 18-49, who live in areas with high unemployment and who can't find a job.
"This rule change will surely increase hunger in New Jersey,'' said Adele LaTourette, director, Hunger Free New Jersey. "These folks are among the poorest of the poor and usually ineligible to receive any other government assistance. Often, SNAP is the only help they receive. To deny this basic help to our most vulnerable residents is unconscionable.''
U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-2nd) announced a resolution to reverse the rule change. We're also working with our national partners to continue this fight. We'll keep you posted.