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$11 cut per person

SNAP families face cut in food aid

Drop is forecast to be $11 a month per recipient

Michele Bergeron, Day Program Director, delivers plates of food to folks at the Bethesda House located at 834 State St on Wednesday afternoon.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Michele Bergeron, Day Program Director, delivers plates of food to folks at the Bethesda House located at 834 State St on Wednesday afternoon.
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People relying on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps) will find their benefits cut starting Friday, and community food assistance providers are bracing for increased demand. The decrease will happen because Congress failed to renew the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which has adjusted SNAP benefits for inflation since 2009. When the federal stimulus package expires Friday, the cut will amount to about $11 per person per month ...


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