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Hunger is preventable, said those who work to alleviate food insecurity in Bucks County.
The Trump administration’s recent budget-cutting proposal would not bode well for low-income families enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
“It boggles the mind how that would play out,” said Kathy Fisher, policy director at Philadelphia’s Coalition Against Hunger.
Among the proposed changes to the “food stamp” program, SNAP recipients would get shelf-stable milk, cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit and vegetables.
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The 2016 American Community Survey estimates 6.6 percent of Bucks County's residents — or just over 40,818 people — are poor.
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