President Donald Trump has unveiled his more than $1 trillion budget plan and some local programs could suffer because of his proposed cuts with a trickle down effect.
The Chattanooga Area Food Bank helps thousands of people each week and serves approximately 20 counties in Tennessee and Georgia. The agency relies on donations, grants and corporate sponsorships to stay open.
“We care a lot about the people we serve,” said Scott Bruce, Director of Marketing and Communication.
Bruce told Channel 3, there is concern about President Trump’s budget proposal which could hurt Tennesseans who depend on food banks to feed their families.
The budget would cut funds for a long list of programs that help people including low-income heating assistance, USDA food and rural water funding, and the food stamp program known as SNAP could be impacted, too.