SNAP's Essential Food Assistance to Persons with Disabilities - your social media help needed !
Over 55% of the Massachusetts SNAP caseload includes seniors and persons with severe disabilities. DTA's May 2017 Performance Scorecard confirms:
752 Massachusetts residents (individuals) currently receive SNAP.
270K are persons with disabilities under age 60 - which means they receive SSI, Social Security or MassHealth as severely disabled.
148K are seniors (age 60+) - many of whom have disabilities but are not tracked based on disability in the SNAP record.
Federal proposals to cut SNAP will have a devastating affect on thousands of Massachusetts households.Having a disability can raise expenses and make it harder for people with disabilities and their caregivers to work, put food on the table, and afford adequate health care. The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities has just released a report documenting the importance of SNAP to persons with disabilities: SNAP Provides Needed Food Assistance to Millions of People with Disabilities
This is a critical and timely report we hope you will take a few minutes to read. CBPP and MLRI invites anti-hunger colleagues to share this broadly in social media. Please do so today.
Here are sample social media posts:
- Disability can have serious economic consequences. SNAP helps:https://www.cbpp.org/research/food-assistance/snap-provides-needed-food-assistance-to-millions-of-people-withÂ #
- Did you know? SNAP plays an important role in helping ppl with disabilities put food on the table: https://www.cbpp.org/research/food-assistance/snap-provides-needed-food-assistance-to-millions-of-people-with #
- People w/ disabilities are more likely to struggle to put enough food on the table. SNAP helps: https://www.cbpp.org/research/food-assistance/snap-provides-needed-food-assistance-to-millions-of-people-with #
- SNAP (formerly food stamps) helps millions of Americans afford a healthy diet. Find out how: https://www.cbpp.org/research/food-assistance/snap-provides-needed-food-assistance-to-millions-of-people-with #