Food Stamp Cuts Will Hurt Families Still Trying to Recover from Recession, Advocates Say

The Washington Post

November 3, 2013


About 47 million Americans who rely on food stamps for their meals will have to get by on less after their benefits were cut Friday. “The impoverished are forced to eat junk if we want to eat,” said 32-year-old Tabitha, a mother of a 2-year-old and a 7-year-old staying at a Culver City, Calif., shelter, who asked that her last name not be used to save her embarrassment. “It’s going to be difficult, as it already has been. I don’t understand why there’s all this government funding, all these programs, and why feeding down-and-out people is not as important as it should be.”
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