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Food stamp cuts lead to greater food pantry need

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Stacks of cans and other food items are expected to be in high demand after certain food stamp benefits ended in early November. Stacks of cans and other food items are expected to be in high demand after certain food stamp benefits ended in early November.

As of November first, federal stimulus money that was being used to support SNAP or the food stamp program ended.

Experts expect that will impact a family of four by cutting their benefits by about $36 a month.

That's also expected to increase the demand on charity food banks immediately.

According to the Executive Director of the Food Bank of Siouxland, the increased need is already evident.

"Once that food stamp allotment, that SNAP allotment arrives for the month and you realize that you have $30, $40, or $50 less to work with than you did last month, you're immediately going to be thrown in that, "How are we going to take care of what we need this month?"" said Linda Scheid.

The Food Bank of Siouxland provided food to several local food pantries.  To find out how you can donate click on the link below.

Food Bank of Siouxland

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