Food Stamps are Ending
Food-stamp benefits are set to be cut by five percent starting November 1.
The truth is that cuts have to be made; the sad truth is that it will result in a whole lot of hunger. In fact, more than 47 million Americans will suffer from this setback. Volunteers are already in prep-mode for what's about to be a hunger epidemic for the harshest season of all- winter.
Chief executive of the nonprofit organization, Feeding America, Bob Aiken, says this will hurt America's struggling families, and even more cuts could be coming in the near future.
From the government shutdown to debt crises and the healthcare reform nightmare, the media has been doing its best to tackle each weed that pops up amidst this country. The new epidemic, though, has struck some speechless with fear of what's to come now.
Americans are already living at the bare minimum amount of food with their stamps, often having to visit food banks to make up for the nutrition they lack despite the help.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as SNAP, will directly affect every single one of the more than 47 million Americans who depend on it for their nutritional needs.
A family of four, for example, will lose $36 from their maximum monthly benefit per month. This may not seem like much of a loss, but for the average SNAP user, the average meal cost that they can afford with their benefits prior to this cut is $1.50. Most of us pay double that for so much as a soda, or triple for latte, when out and about.
The terrifying thought that this will result in a loss of 1.9 billion meals in the next year is an absolute fact.