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Food Stamp Stimulus Expires Today

Friday, November 1, 2013

Today, the approximately 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will have to make do with a little less.

That’s because a temporary benefit that was part of the federal stimulus program has now expired.

That stimulus money had been funneled into the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — known as SNAP — since 2009.

NPR’s Tamara Keith joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to explain.


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