In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said "we can't just cut our way to prosperity" ("Obama outlines ambitious agenda for second term," Feb. 13). I could not agree more. More than 12.5 percent of households in Maryland and 50 million families across America — seniors, children, individuals with disabilities, and the working poor — face hunger. They skip meals, decide whether to pay for heating costs or food and try to make limited dollars stretch at the grocery store. At such a time, it is unimaginable that some in Congress would even consider cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).