Food Stamp Cuts to Take Effect November 1

Food Stamp Cuts to Take Effect November 1

Millions of Americans who rely on food stamps will see a change in benefits. Starting Friday, Nov. 1, food stamp benefits will be cut. The average benefit per person now stands at a little over $133 a month. That amount will be reduced.
(CNN) Millions of Americans who rely on food stamps will see a change in benefits.

Starting Friday, Nov. 1, food stamp benefits will be cut.

More than 47 million people currently receive food stamps.
 
The average benefit per person now stands at a little over $133 a month. That amount will be reduced.

The cuts add up to $5 billion.

Congress can halt the decision.
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