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The 3 States That Stand To Lose The Most From A Newly Proposed Food Stamp Bill
By Nico Danilovich
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal public safety net that helps feed people with low income who are facing food insecurity.
Eligibility requirements differ by state, but generally, the program considers one's level of wealth. In 2022, more than 40 million individuals participated, per Feeding America.
A proposed food stamp bill would require individuals benefiting from SNAP to work, putting families, the elderly, and those who face discrimination and a lack of resources at risk.
In particular, Alaska, Oklahoma, and South Carolina would be the most significantly affected, with more than 30% of SNAP-eligible residents impacted.
Nationwide, this affects roughly 10 million Americans — about 25% of those receiving food stamps. Those who fail to prove employment could lose SNAP eligibility for three years.