Colorado food stamp users worry about possible cuts

DENVER -- More than 476,000 Coloradans use the food stamps program formally known as SNAP.

Each one has a reason to be concerned after President Donald Trump's budget proposal this week.

The $192 billion cut to SNAP would drastically decrease the current services the program provides.

At the state level, it is estimated lawmakers would have to find $1.3 billion to fully fund the program, which, by all accounts, would be impossible without a drastic tax increase.

Already, food banks such as Food Bank of the Rockies are mobilizing supporters. They have activated a button on its website to contact Congress. 

Robin Dickenson, who was previously on the program, said SNAP saved her life and kept her family from going hungry.

"For most of us that have been on SNAP or food stamps, it's was there for us when we went through a really crappy time," Dickenson said.

Dickenson was on the program after a series of strokes and she is now a practicing family physician.

"We are no longer going to measure success by the number of programs, or the number of people on those programs, but number of people we help get off of those programs," White House budget director Mick Mulvaney when he outlines the president's proposal.

Congress ultimately has final say with the budget and has already expressed doubts.