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Virginia Families Who Qualify For SNAP Will Get Less

Virginia Families Who Qualify For SNAP Will Get Less

Food stamp cuts are coming this fall for Virginia families. A 2009 Recovery Act boost to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which used to be called food stamps, will expire November 1st. Dottie Rosenbaum of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, projects a family of four will get $36 less each month for food. Rosenbaum believes SNAP is the best tool for protecting families, especially children, from hunger. Congress is currently debating additional cuts to SNAP.