23 Dec '12, 12am

Why Wages Matter in the Fight to End Hunger

Why Wages Matter in the Fight to End Hunger

These recent wins are a promising sign. However, until a living wage is instituted nationwide for all workers, many of the working poor must continue to rely on SNAP (formally known as food stamps). Food stamps do not “end hunger,” but they are essential in helping low-income workers make ends meet. Any cutbacks in the program would make it much harder for SNAP recipients to feed their families. As the fiscal cliff approaches, it is important that we advocate to protect SNAP and those who rely on it, but perhaps the most important thing we can advocate for in a time when the ranks of the working poor exceed 47 million is a national living wage that keeps up with inflation. If ending hunger is your mission, embracing higher wages for the working poor might just be your game.

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/why-wages-matter-in-the-fight...

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