Op-Ed: Congress must boost SNAP benefits to address hunger crisis

“The economic downturn accompanying the pandemic has cost millions their jobs, and millions more have faced reduced hours and wages. The problem is perhaps particularly acute in Pennsylvania. As of June, our state unemployment rate of 13% was the ninth worst in the country and far worse than its peak of 8.7% during the Great Recession. Only 10 of the commonwealth’s 67 counties have unemployment below 10%, and numbers could rise even higher….”

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Publish Date: 07-29-2020

News Outlet: Trib Live

Author: Ann Sanders and Theodoros Papazekos

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