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30 Million SNAP Recipients Get Their Food Benefits Slashed

HeadlineMar 01, 2023

Some 30 million people across the U.S. are seeing a portion of their federal food assistance taken away today. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, had increased benefits as part of the emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some households could lose hundreds of dollars each month even as families continue to face increased food prices and analysts warn the cuts will bring millions to a “hunger cliff.” Congressmember Pramila Jayapal said, “It’s unacceptable. Poverty and hunger are policy choices. It’s time we step up and do more.”

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