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September 26, 2018
Proposed "Public Charge" Rule Would Harm MA Communities

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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