How do the proposed budget cuts impact your county?

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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.”

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