ATLANTA – Today, Democratic nominee for governor Stacey Abrams released a statement about Brian Kemp’s decision to cut off P-SNAP benefits for Georgia families.
This supplemental assistance supported nearly 777,000 Georgians each month and provided an average of about $75 per individual on SNAP to help them afford food amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As the price of groceries continues to rise, their benefits will end tomorrow.
“Despite rising gas and grocery prices and a nationwide baby formula shortage, Brian Kemp callously cut off P-SNAP relief that helps Georgians afford food for their families during this on-going pandemic. His willingness to strip Georgia families of vital resources is further proof that Kemp does not care about our state’s most vulnerable populations,” said Stacey Abrams. “He trumpets actions to enrich the powerful but actively harms those facing food insecurity — particularly hardworking rural families across the state. Worse, his fiction that the pandemic is over ignores the reality facing millions of Georgians. Our state deserves a governor who cares about and advocates for all our people — not a governor who gives massive tax breaks to himself and his ultra-wealthy friends while leaving Georgia families behind.”