Letter to Editor published 12/14/2019 in Sarasota Herald Tribune, by Bridget Mary, on Cutting Food Stamps for Children’s lunches by Trump Administration.
A new Trump administration rule will eliminate SNAP (food stamp) eligibility for nearly 700,000 unemployed Americans. This could mean that 200,000 Florida children will lose their access to free school lunches.This cruel policy punishes children for living in poverty and impacts their ability to be properly nourished so they can grow and learn.Feeding the hungry is a moral imperative for people of all faiths and no faith. For Christians, the teachings of Jesus call us to put the least and last, first, not last, like this policy does. “Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.′ Matthew 25:45 We, the voters, can take action. Call the White House and Congress to advocate dropping this new rule that will hurt vulnerable children.Let’s make providing free school lunches for hungry children in Sarasota and throughout our country one of the priority issues in the 2020 election. Bridget Mary Meehan, Sarasota
Dear MMOJ Community and visitors, Please consider calling White House or Congress to protest taking lunch/food stamps from hungry children. Bridget Mary