Via NBC News:
Millions of American families could face a sparse holiday table when food stamps benefits get reduced in November, and that could be just the start of deeper cuts to the program to feed poor families.
The modern-day food stamp plan, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is scheduled to scale back benefits for all recipients on Nov. 1 because a recession-era boost in benefits is expiring.
The cut comes as lawmakers also are considering billions of dollars of reductions to the overall SNAP program, which has grown substantially in recent years amid the weak economy and high unemployment.
Anyone still wondering if last weekend with the EBT food stamp program shut down was just a dry run?
The United States Dept Of Agriculture is the governmental body tasked with overseeing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or “SNAP.”
According to a memo dated Oct 11 2013 and circulated among SNAP program administrators for all states that participate, the USDA recommends they begin withholding benefits from citizens beginning in November.
Is the US Dept of Agriculture trying to create panic among program participants as we saw previously? Earlier post: Food Stamp crash – ‘How will I feed my family’ -Update Chaos
H/T: weasel zippers
News report on the coming Armageddon with the denial of SNAP