Food StampsCompassionate One, our hearts go out this day to the one in seven Americans – 47 million people – who are buying and eating less because of cuts in the food stamp program.

Fact: The largest cuts in the history of America's food stamp program have gone into effect when the increase ordained by the 2009 economic stimulus package expired. The reductions total $5 billion. (*

Generous One, help us all to give more to Food Banks and programs delivering food to those in need to make up for this cruel and inhuman treatment of the nation's poorest people.

*See also an interview with a food stamps recipient and how she is faring in an article by Katy Waldman titled "Meat Is the First Thing to Go."

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