New England News
Mon June 17, 2013
Activists To Protest Possible Food Stamp Cuts
Protests are planned Monday at the offices of several Congressional leaders around the country by activists opposed to cuts in the food stamp program.
One of the events organized by Progressive Democrats of America will be at the Springfield office of Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal. Neal is a leading Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee. The House is considering cutting billions of dollars from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which is funded through the Farm Bill. In Massachusetts there are more than 800,000 people receiving SNAP benefits according to state health and human services secretary John Polanowicz.
The average benefit in Massachusetts is $237 a month