How SNAP Cuts Impact Western Mass

Starting in April, fewer people will be eligible for a federal program that helps them buy groceries. Changes in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, will impact up to 10,000 western Massachusetts residents. Christina Maxwell is the Program Director of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, which helps local residents struggling with food insecurity. While the upcoming changes worry Maxwell, she is more concerned about other proposed changes to SNAP enrollment and income calculations. Maxwell joined Carrie Saldo to discuss what the changes will mean for some of the state’s poorest people.