Regarding the Aug. 23 Metro article “Teachers seeing more hungry students”:
By drawing attention to the fact that three in five teachers in Maryland have students who come to school hungry, the Share Our Strength survey drives home the important work that’s being done in Maryland to ensure that more children start their day with a healthy school breakfast. School meals — breakfast, lunch and afterschool snacks — allow children to concentrate on learning. But more can be done.
In this tough economic time, many families are struggling to provide enough food for their children. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the food stamp program) is helping families put meals on the table, but Congress is considering cuts to SNAP. These cuts would take food away from those who have the least — including our children. It would be morally reprehensible to cut programs that help our most vulnerable populations.
Cathy Demeroto, Severna Park
The writer is director of Maryland Hunger Solutions.