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Urge elected officials to take a new vote on SNAP | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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Please urge U.S. Senators and Representatives to reverse the House vote to reduce SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps) by $4 million which will affect 850,00 recipients of food.

Pacific Northwest residents include many who have origins, educations, loyalties and therefore connections with out-of-this-state office holders. Please also ask them to make sure our poor do not suffer any more than they already do.

In a book titled "Hunger USA" (about 1968) we were warned that malnutrition can diminish the brains of children for life. Those of us who have experienced hunger and dehydration know those conditions leave a person with a worn-out warped feeling — too overwhelming to perform well at work.

Anyone who has gotten food from a food bank knows that too regularly the fruits and meats aren't as fresh as merchandise on store shelves. Let's help keep the poor from being likened to the story of Joseph being left in a ditch. We can lift up our brothers and sisters with their garments.

JOHN FREEBURG

Bremerton

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