As the holiday season approaches, leaders at the East Texas Food Bank are asking others for a little empathy when it comes to new changes to the SNAP program.
Program Services Director Tim Butler said that while changes to SNAP, which eliminate a state’s ability to issue high unemployment waivers, will not directly impact East Texans, it is important to keep in mind that the people who will be impacted are already facing hardships.
“I think we can all agree that SNAP isn’t meant to be long term, I think the people on it don’t want to be on it the rest of their lives,” he said. “It’s a hand up.”
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