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Food Stamp Cuts Go into Effect on Friday

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NASHVILLE- Going to the grocery store is going to be a more difficult task for those relying on food stamps. The government funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will lose funding November 1st, when the economic stimulus package expires. Each food stamp recipient will lose about 5% of their monthly allowance. Several community outreach groups are helping people prepare for the cuts. Community food advocates are launching SNAP Action Week to encourage the community to get more engaged in the issue.

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