The Child and Student Nutrition Alliance, led by First Focus on Children, sent the following letter signed by over 60 additional organizations to express their opposition to the so-called “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Choice” pilots and urge the Senate to reject any policy riders that harm nutrition programs that are vital to the health and well-being of America’s children.

Excerpt from the letter:

Nearly two-thirds of all SNAP benefits go directly to children. Any effort to restrict SNAP access directly and profoundly impacts children and their food and nutrition security. To issue these restrictions as low-income families struggle to make ends meet and grocery prices soar is short sighted and tragic. Furthermore, policing the grocery carts of parents who are simply trying to put food on their children’s tables is stigmatizing, ineffective at improving health outcomes, and a waste of taxpayer dollars.

Read the full letter.