Missouri Food Bank Fears Cuts

Missouri Food Bank Association
The Missouri Food Bank Association fears the impact of a possible cuts to food stamps. | Photo by Nicole Lunger

Missouri’s Food Bank Association says it is concerned about meeting demand if Congress votes to cut the food stamp program. Republicans in the U.S. House say the program has grown too large, and they led the House to vote to cut it by $39 million. The Senate has voted for a $4.5 million reduction.

More than 437,000 Missouri households utilize food stamps, and Missouri Food Bank Association Director Scott Baker says a reduction now would come at a bad time, translating into several million meals lost in the state alone.

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