Around 40 million Americans say they don't have enough to eat, according to the latest data from the US Census Bureau.
“There are proven ways to help people find work, and taking food away from individuals makes them no more ready to find a job or secure a job."
The mandate was issued without a previous announcement from the Department of Children and Families or from the state’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis.
Before the pandemic, the Trump administration tried to cut food stamp benefits from 700,000 Americans.
"Every time I go out, I put myself at risk — and other people."
In her ruling, the judge cited concerns about the spread of the coronavirus and how it will impact vulnerable Americans, including the 700,000 who rely on SNAP for food.
Because of physical and mental health issues, Damon Smith depends on SNAP to survive. His benefits are now at risk because of a new Trump administration rule.