Gov. Jay Inslee has announced that he’ll protect Washington families from new, harmful cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps).
The Governor will adjust the state’s utility-assistance payments to certain eligible households from $1 to $20.01, ensuring that thousands of families get the food assistance they need to feed their children.
“Governor Inslee's decision to protect Washington families from food stamp cuts is a smart and principled decision—and it is the right thing to do by our kids. Hungry kids can't learn. Food stamps are our number-one defense against childhood hunger,” says Jon Gould, deputy director of the Children’s Alliance.
Read our news release about the Governor's decision.