Kelly Smith of The Star Tribune covered a local angle on proposed federal SNAP cuts, featuring Executive Director Sophia Lenarz-Coy:
“Nonprofit leaders are pushing back on a federal proposal to change who’s eligible for food stamps that could cause 35,500 Minnesotans to lose access to food assistance. …
For every meal the emergency food system provides, SNAP provides 12 meals, said Sophia Lenarz-Coy of The Food Group in New Hope.
“Cuts to SNAP are devastating to the families that rely on the program,” she said. “There’s absolutely no way the charitable food system can replace what federal food assistance is supposed to do for families.”