Proposed cuts to the Federal Food Stamp Program could hurt local food banks.
SNAP, or 'The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,' will lose about $40 million over the next 10 years. This will force organizations like Feeding South Dakota to stretch its resources even further. Feeding South Dakota pantries provide food for about 2,000 people a week.
Lauren Forsch, Feeding South Dakota spokesperson, says the cut will hurt the people who are already struggling to make ends meet, such as children, senior citizens, and the disabled. "That's where I feel it would be the greatest lost, is those people who really need the nutrition, not being able to have that through the program," said Forsch.
No cuts have been approved.
Feeding South Dakota has reached out to U.S. Rep Kristi Noem (R-SD).