Food Stamp Cuts Will Affect 4.7 Million Black Households

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Approximately 4.7 million African-American households will see their monthly food stamp allotment dramatically reduced beginning on Friday, according to a report released this week by Bread for the World, a non-partisan movement to end hunger. In 2010, Congress voted to cut $11 billion from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs, or SNAP, and the first of three fiscal years of cuts begins this week. During the first fiscal year of the cut, which ends Sept. 30, 2014, $5 billion will be sliced from the program.  A family of four would lose $36 per month in food stamps.

Bread for the World is now urging Americans to call their congressman and their senators to vote against additional deep cuts to SNAP via the Farm Bill.

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