Read our statement on the proposed "public charge" rule and how it will negatively affect the state of food insecurity in MA and in the US as a whole.
Having enough healthy food is critical to the health and well-being of individuals and entire communities. At Project Bread, we are committed to reducing barriers to adequate nutrition.
The proposed "public charge" regulation, unfortunately, creates a substantial barrier to food for our immigrant neighbors and perpetuates stigma with an inaccurate view of SNAP recipients. While about two-thirds are unable to work because they are children, disabled, or elderly, 80% of SNAP recipients work in the year before or after receiving SNAP. There is no upside to making it harder for people in this country to access healthy, affordable food.
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