Hawaiʻi Households to Suffer Deep Cuts to SNAP Benefits; Anti-hunger Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Address Hunger Cliff

Local anti-hunger organizations are urging Hawaiʻi policymakers to swiftly address a looming “hunger cliff” that will affect more than 83,000 Hawaiʻi residents participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

The cliff is a result of Congress’ decision to end the federal emergency allotments that were implemented to reduce food insecurity and stimulate the economy for the duration of the pandemic public health emergency. These temporary benefit boosts expire at the end of this month.