Federal program that provides food stamps loses funding - KOTA Territory News

Federal program that provides food stamps loses funding


The Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is set to lose$5 billion in federal funds. SNAP provides food stamps for millions of Americans.

Because of the cuts, families will start to see decreases in their benefits. A family of four could expect their benefits to decrease about $36 a month.

Some people say the cuts will be painful because they rely on food stamps.    

"It's really not going to help me at all. I'm having a hard time finding work being on disability, so I kind of depend on it," said Mike Butts, who is on food stamps and lives in Rapid City.

Most of the 47 million Americans on food stamps live in homes with children, seniors, or people with disabilities.

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