How a Cut to Food Stamps Disproportionately Affects Black America

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  • What Percentage of the African-American Population Receives Food Stamps?
  • A Racial Breakdown of Food Stamp Recipients
  • Decrease to Come in November
  • Drug Tests for Food Stamps?
  • A Divided House
  • A Divided Nation
  • What Do You Think Reduced SNAP Benefits Could Mean for African-Americans?
  • What the New Bill Means for Black America
  • Who Is in SNAP?
  • How Much Money Will the New Bill Cut From SNAP Benefits?
  • Will Eligibility Change?

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.

(Photo: Karen Pulfer Focht / The Commercial Appeal /Landov)

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