More than 46 million Americans rely on food stamps to keep themselves and their families from going hungry, yet it is something we rarely talk frankly about. Now that Republicans are looking to slash funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, cutting and even denying benefits to the people who need them most, staying silent is no longer an option.
We should all be fighting to protect these benefits because we never know when we ourselves will need them -- but people don't realize that until they can see themselves standing in another person's shoes. That is why it is important that we start the difficult conversation about hunger in America right now. Please share your experiences with hunger and the food stamp program below.