Funding for Food Stamps Reduced

The program helping to feed families will be reduced by $5 billion starting Friday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 47 million Americans, including nearly two million Pennsylvanians, will be affected when benefits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are reduced beginning Friday.

The funding to the program was increased during the recession, and it is estimated around 1 million adults and 700,000 children benefit from the SNAP program in Pennsylvania.

According to CBS News, the reduction in funds means 21 meals per month will be taken off tables and participants will have an average of $1.40 to spend on a meal.

Feeding America has assembled a list of cuts to the SNAP program by county across the country. The list for Pennsylvania is attached to this story as an Excel Spreadsheet.
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