Submitted by WIKY News on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 3:19pm
Starting Nov 1, 48 million Americans who depend on the SNAP program to survive will see their food stamp allocation reduced. That's because a $5 billion boost in the allocation implemented during the Great Recession is expiring. Mary Blair of the Tri-State Food Bank says people unable afford enough groceries in stores will be heading for organizations served by the Food Bank. One out of seven Americans will lose some of their income dedicated to food, because that‘s how many are receiving at least some SNAP assistance.