JTA: What Jewish groups want to see in Congress’ $2 trillion pandemic spending bill

Jewish Telegraphic Agency
March 25, 2020

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MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger and the National Council of Jewish Women have joined in pressing Congress through petitions and lobbying to expand the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, formerly known as food stamps.

Abby Leibman, MAZON’s president, said she understood from congressional contacts that the SNAP expansion did not make the final cut. She called it devastating.

“So many people are going to be in need because they’re losing their jobs,” Leibman said. “What is paramount during this crisis is getting healthy, and what is critical to getting healthy is getting food.”