Families encouraged to use free and reduced lunch programs despite charge

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A new immigration rule says that a person who is primarily dependent on the government for support may be denied residence in the U.S.

Many families who use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, are concerned that the new public charge will affect them. However, the San Diego Unified School District is encouraging families to continue with the free and reduced lunch program amid these concerns because these programs are different.

Amanda Schultz Brochu, the Senior Director of Programs of the San Diego Hunger Coalition was at KUSI to discuss.

Visit Sandiegohungercoalition.org for more information.

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