As legislators debate whether to tighten eligibility rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Capital Area Food Bank is trying to figure out how the changes could affect Central Texans.
The food bank, which supplies pantries in 21 Central Texas counties, can’t say for sure how the 284,000 SNAP recipients in its territory will be affected. But the proposed new eligibility requirements for that benefit — informally known as food stamps — will make it harder for people to get into the program, said Kathy Green, senior director of advocacy and public policy for the Capital Area Food Bank.
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