17,000 Washington students could lose free meals over food stamp changes
SEATTLE -- More than 3 million Americans are at risk of losing food stamps under a Trump administration proposal. The rule change would limit who is eligible for assistance and the ripple effects will trickle all the way down to Washington schools. Some say Washington families are at a higher risk of being impacted by proposed changes to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - or SNAP - eligibility. That's because the costs of living and childcare are more expensive than the national average.