Spectrum: Rep. Gomez’s EATS Act could expand SNAP to millions of college students

Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-LA, wants to change that with his legislation called the Enhanced Access to SNAP Act, or the EATS Act. This would expand eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, so that rather than having to work on top of school work, students would be eligible simply through college enrollment — as long they meet other SNAP income and eligibility requirements. Parent contribution would be considered as student income.
“If we ignore the hunger crisis on campuses nationwide, we are setting this generation of students up for failure,” Gomez said in a statement. “The EATS Act is a necessary step to provide an equitable, healthy learning environment.”

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