How do the proposed budget cuts impact your county?
The numbers are in and it might be someone you know.
We know that the NC Senate Budget includes cuts to FNS for families that are currently Categorically Eligible for this assistance, and we know that hurts working families, children, seniors and people with disabilities. We also know that SNAP benefits, also known as Food Stamps, are federally funded and the removal of these individuals from FNS benefits does not save North Carolina money.
What is the real impact on your community?
Here is a county-by-county breakdown on who will be impacted in Second Harvest’s 18 county service region:
Alamance County: 2010 individuals, 833 children
Alexander County: 417 individuals, 134 children
Alleghany County: 123 individuals, 37 children
Ashe County: 340 individuals, 97 children
Caldwell County: 1086 individuals,334 children
Caswell County:277 individuals, 60 children
Davidson County:2246 individuals, 810 children
Davie County: 523 individuals,207 children
Forsyth County: 5307 individuals, 2239 children
Guilford County: 7599 individuals, 3033 children
Iredell County: 1187 individuals, 471 children
Randolph County: 2066 individuals, 812 children
Rockingham County: 1153 individuals, 346 children
Stokes County: 405 individuals,114 children
Surry County: 1135 individuals, 363 children
Watauga County: 300 individuals, 106 children
Wilkes County: 1044 individuals, 345 children
Yadkin County: 539 individuals, 207 children
North Carolina Total (all 100 Counties): 132902 individuals, 51236 children.
*Source: NC Department of Health and Human Services
TAKE ACTION: Please call your NC House Representative and insist that they move to strike the provision in Section 11C.11.c, on page 142 of the budget bill that would ban DHHS from granting “categorical eligibility.”