Welfare system is getting integrity
  • Good news for those who believe hard work and having a purpose is good for the soul. You see, under the current administration 2.2 million people have dropped off the food stamp program or SNAP program as it is now called. This is the result of POTUS working to control costs at the federal and state levels by hiring an “integrity officer” to prevent fraud nationwide. In February they also introduced the “Harvest Box” program to give food stamp recipients a box of food as part of their monthly benefits package. This is similar to a "back-pack" ministry our church hosts which sends children home on weekends with a back-pack full of food.

    In April, the President issued an executive order on welfare that would require those receiving benefits like food stamps, to join in workforce development programs. This work requirement was a main part of the Welfare-to-Work bill passed in the late 90's and demolished under the Obama Administration.

    The House and Senate Farm Bill making its way thru Congress also includes an expansion of workforce-development programs designed to bolster job-training, including a case manager under which the recipients must check-in with from time to time. Let you member of Congress know you want a strong Farm bill passed before the 4th of July that continues strict food stamp provisions and always remember to keep the faith!

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