On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, President Trump released his FY 2018 budget proposal. The devastating cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) reflect a callous failure to recognize the critical role SNAP plays as a first line of defense against hunger for tens of millions of Americans. See a statement by FRAC’s president on the cuts. This review is a summary of proposed reductions to SNAP and an overview of how other critical nutrition programs and other social safety net programs fare in the president’s budget.
Interactive Data ToolState of the States: Profiles of Hunger, Poverty, and Federal Nutrition Programs