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Monday, 29 May 2017

Food stamps: a lifeline for America's poor that Trump wants to cut

Food stamps: a lifeline for America's poor that Trump wants to cut
- This is Congress Heights in Washington DC, a predominantly black neighborhood just five miles southeast of the White House, where last week Donald Trump’s administration unveiled a budget proposal that would slash the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Snap), as food stamps are officially known.
Losing food stamps altogether would be devastating to Britt, who spent 17 years in prison for robbery and drug-related offenses and is trying to go back to work as a barber. “If I’ve got no food, nothing to eat, I’m just out here. I might go to the trash can when I need something to eat; I might get sick in my stomach but it’s a chance I have to take. I might steal something because I’m going to be hungry.