Foodbank anticipates increased need following cuts to food stamps

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by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 11 at 7:20 PM

HAMPTON -- Virginia Peninsula Foodbank is concerned about the anticipated increase in people needing assistance following cuts in benefits for food stamp recipients.

The cuts began last Friday because money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is no longer available.

Because of the cuts, a family of four will receive $34 less per month. 
 
Some of the people hardest hit will be seniors, children and veterans.

Some of the agencies served by the food bank are already seeing an increase in need and a cut in food stamps will only make it worse, workers told 13News Now.
 

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