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Proposed cuts in food aid worry those who fed the needy

CAFCA | August 04, 2017 |

Connecticut’s two nonprofit food banks provided more than 31 million meals last year. For many of the nearly half a million state residents who struggle to put food on the table, this was a lifesaver. But it was just 13 percent of what was provided by the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), according to a report by Foodshare, one of the two food banks. In 2016, SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, provided enough money for more than 233 million meals in Connecticut, Foodshare wrote.

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