Advocating For A Temporary Increase In Federal Funding For The SNAP Program

Today, the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans joined 30 other organizations as signatories on the following letter to our United States Senators, John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy, advocating for a temporary increase in federal funding for the SNAP program by 15% in the next package of coronavirus stimulus legislation:

Dear Senator Kennedy and Senator Cassidy,

As you consider additional COVID relief, we write to urge you to increase SNAP benefits by 15% for the duration of this public health crisis and economic downturn in the final relief package. This letter represents 31 Louisiana organizations who work directly with Louisianians across the state who are struggling to stay afloat throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.