Millions of parents and young kids could be denied food aid next year without funding boost, report warns

A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) warns that millions of parents and young children could be denied access to food assistance in 2020 unless Congress takes action to fund the program. According to the report, the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) faces the prospect of a 10 percent cut in purchasing power due to inflation and higher costs unless lawmakers provide additional funding. Without this funding boost, the report estimates that 1.4 million households with an average of two children each will no longer be eligible for food assistance.