Louisville Courier-Journal op-ed: New evidence shows Kentucky food aid program requirements hurt people that need help

Thanks to Liles Taylor for sending us this.

By JASON DUNN

Food assistance through the SNAP program has been getting harder for some low-income Kentuckians to access over the past year because of new work reporting requirements. Thousands of families have lost benefits as a result.

As changes to the SNAP program started taking effect over the last year, we have maintained that mandatory work reporting requirements create bureaucratic hurdles and deny people the help they need. New evidence that this policy isn’t working comes from a surprising source: the recipients and case workers closest to the program.

It’s always good to find like-minded partners who can help demonstrate the impact of new policies, especially when they can elevate the voices of those most deeply involved. We’re thankful to find a new ally in messaging: Kentucky’s own current administration.

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