The Impacts of Proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Cuts on the Latino Community

June 1, 2018
The Trump administration and Congress are proposing dramatic cuts to programs that promote economic opportunity and provide food assistance to hungry people. Photo: Bread for the World

To end hunger and poverty in the United States by 2030, our country needs to support a budget that improves the lives of men, women, and children.

Unfortunately, the Trump administration and Congress are proposing dramatic cuts to programs that promote economic opportunity or provide food assistance to some of the poorest families in the United States.

These budget cuts would hit the Latino community particularly hard since Latino households are up to three times more likely to experience hunger and poverty. About 10 million Latinos, for example, rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to put food on the table.

In 2015, SNAP moved 2.5 million Latinos, including 1.2 million children, out of poverty

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