Thousands of families could have a tough time filling their food pantries under a White House proposal.
The Trump administration wants to limit the ability of states to waive current employment requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which gives low-income people financial assistance to buy food.
According to the Department of Agriculture, more than 750,000 people could lose their benefits under the administration’s plan.
A researcher told a House subcommittee Wednesday that those people make about $550 a month on average. She said they are some of the poorest in America.
As it stands, working-age adults without children must have jobs or be in a training program to receive benefits.
Waivers are available for disabled people and those who live in an area with high unemployment.