Closer Look Wrap Up: 10/31/13
Starting November 1st, SNAP better known, as food stamps will cut payments for the average family from 668 dollars per month to 632 dollars. This may seem like a modest difference but for those barely making ends meet this could mean going to bed hungry.
Jose Trevino with the West Texas Food Bank sat down with us to explain how this will impact our local food banks. He said they are anticipating more need and have asked all the area pantries to give more food. He said they also have ligature available explaining the cuts. Trevino also reminded everyone that with the holiday season approaching not to forget to give food or monetarily to the food bank.
87 percent of food stamp recipients live in households with children, seniors or the disabled.
One in four US children live in homes that need food stamps to survive.
As of 2011, 900,000 veterans use the food stamp program.
Roughly half of all adults will go food stamps at some point between the ages of 18 and 65