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SNAP cuts affect 1.8 million in Pa. - abc27 WHTM

SNAP cuts affect 1.8 million in Pa.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Some 47 million Americans receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program, or SNAP.  Nearly one in seven are enrolled and starting in November, a family of four that gets $668 per month will receive $36 less.

Some customers at the Sayford Supermarket in Harrisburg say they will be more conservative when purchasing food. Shannon Robinson said she will look for more deals and savings when she is walking down the aisles.

Joe Arthur , executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, said the cuts will take more people out of the supermarket lines and into the pantry lines. He said he is not sure if the food bank will be able to meet the demand.  He said he hopes more people who are able to give donations will continue to do so.

 

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