Friday, November 1, 2013

A Third of Brooklyn Families Are on Food Stamps, and Their Benefits Are Being Cut Today

Photo: Pasa47, Flickr
Some discouraging news: A third of families with children in Brooklyn are receiving food stamps (now called SNAP).

As reported in the Brooklyn Eagle, 56 to 63 percent of families with children in Borough Park and East New York receive food stamps, while in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Flatlands and Sunset Park, 50 –56 percent receive the benefits.

These families are going to have less to eat starting todday, as nationwide food stamp cuts go into effect. Soup kitchens are calling for cash donations.

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