How a Cut to Food Stamps Disproportionately Affects Black America
Decrease to Come in November
In response to the national economic crisis, the Recovery Act boosted the budget for food stamps in 2009. But the increase will end in November 2013. For families of three, the amount will be cut down by $29 a month, averaging less than $1.40 per person per meal in 2014, according to the Center on Budget and Policies Priorities.
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