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Food Stamp recipients prepare for cuts the new Farm Bill will bring

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Food Stamp recipients will have to learn how to stretch their SNAP funds when new Farm Bill is signed.

Kay Jenkins receives 105 snap dollars a month to buy groceries. Today she spent 25 of those dollars on meat, bread, and a sack of potatoes.

She says it's already tough to survive...and any reduction will make her dinner plate a little leaner.

 

"I sold all my gold, I sold all my jewelry, I pawned all my big screen tv's to survive I no longer have the comfort of the lifestyle I was used to so there for I had to scale back like a lot," Jenkins said.

Last November benefits for a household of 1 like Jenkins were cut 11 dollars. Households of four or more saw benefits cut 36 dollars.

How much more these new cuts will trim per household has not been determined but food banks say they are already seeing a greater demand for food.

 

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