How do you maintain recovery or engage in care if you can’t put food on the table?



The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps 11 million children, adults and seniors with disabilities, including people with mental illness, every year. This program helps people with mental illness who have low incomes afford food so they can focus on other things, like treatment and recovery.

People with mental illness shouldn’t have to choose between paying for medication or paying for food.

Unfortunately, the House of Representatives is voting on the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) – as early as tomorrow – which includes provisions that would cut off or reduce SNAP benefits to as many as 2 million people. The bill imposes burdensome work requirements that would hurt many people with mental illness, as well as low-income family caregivers, who find it difficult to find or maintain work.

Act now!

Contact your U.S. Representative and tell them to reject cuts to SNAP under H.R. 2 and, instead, work in a bipartisan way to strengthen the SNAP program for the people who need it most. 

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