Congressional Dems want more federal cash to combat hunger during pandemic

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WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers want to prioritize food insecurity in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation.

To break that down further, according to the CBPP analysis, more than 59 percent of SNAP participants are in families with children; more than 43 percent are in families with members who are elderly or have disabilities, and more than 45 percent are in working families.