Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program http://wesa.fm en Food Stamp Funding Drops as of November http://wesa.fm/post/food-stamp-funding-drops-november <p></p><p>Starting November 1, families receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also referred to as food stamps, will see the amount of assistance drop. That’s because a boost in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the federal stimulus, expires.</p><p>“We have 1.8 million individuals who receive the SNAP benefit in Pennsylvania,” said Carey Miller, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. “We would expect that there would be about a 5 percent reduction to those individual SNAP benefits.”</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:12:28 +0000 Deanna Garcia 18923 at http://wesa.fm Food Stamp Funding Drops as of November Cuts to Food Stamps to Impact 1.8 Million Pennsylvanians http://wesa.fm/post/cuts-food-stamps-impact-18-million-pennsylvanians <p>When the 1.8 million Pennsylvanians on food stamps wake up on November 1, they will have less money for their breakfast.</p><p>A nationwide cut will reduce the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, by $183 million in Pennsylvania and $5 billion nationwide.</p><p>Ken Regal, executive director of Just Harvest, said the reduction will average $29 a month for a family of three.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 19:46:22 +0000 Jessica Nath 14307 at http://wesa.fm