Representative Greg Morris of Vidalia got a lot of attention a couple of weeks ago promoting a proposed bill that would require Georgians receiving SNAP/food stamps to pass a drug test before receiving help to feed their family.
valuable time could be better spent working on legitimate pursuits.
put one more barrier between hungry Georgians and the resources they need to support their families.
Thankfully it is easy to correct some of the misconceptions that Rep.
has about who needs emergency food assistance and SNAP
to put food on the table.
We invite Rep.
to visit one of the 2,300 partner agencies of the Georgia Food Bank Association
, most of which are congregations, and look in the faces and hear the stories of the families that he
We invite him to talk to the hard-working volunteers who know that their congregation and their community cannot make up the difference every time a politician decides to play politics with hunger.
Since the Great Recession hit, the Atlanta Community Food Bank
has almost doubled our output to our partner agencies, and yet the cuts keep coming.
We can imagine many more responsible and efficient ways that Rep.
, as a public servant, could spend his
time and effort in truly making lives better for his