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Food Stamp Cuts Hit, Bring Per-Meal Average to $1.40

Food Stamp Cuts Hit, Bring Per-Meal Average to $1.40
Posted November 1st, 2013 @ 9:35am by Kevin Spak, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– The moment food banks across the country have been bracing for is here: Today, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program loses $5 billion in funding. The cuts will hit across the board, affecting all 47 million people—about 1 in 7 Americans and counting—who receive assistance, dropping the maximum monthly benefit for a family of four from $668 to $632, CBS reports. That's the equivalent of losing 21 meals a month, per the USDA, and brings the per-meal average down 10 cents to $1.40.

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