Ahead of House Vote on Deep Cuts to SNAP, Norton to Speak at Groundbreaking of Bread for the City’s Southeast Center, Tomorrow
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will speak at the groundbreaking ceremony for Bread for the City’s new Southeast Center tomorrow, Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 9:00 a.m., at 1710 Good Hope Rd. SE. Bread for the City is a not-for-profit organization that provides at-risk residents with comprehensive services, including food, clothing, medical and behavioral care, and legal and social services.
“With unintended irony, the Bread for the City groundbreaking is occurring on the day the Farm Bill, containing controversial cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), will be on the House floor,” Norton said. “I will be speaking against the bill, which callously cuts more than $23 billion from SNAP and imposes unnecessary work requirements on people who would already be working if it were not for a disability, illness, educational deficit, or their age. Thankfully, while we fight these cuts, Bread for the City will be opening a new, modern facility in Southeast, where its services are most needed.”