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Nevadans see cuts in food stamp benefits

Hundreds of thousands of Nevadans have to stretch their food budgets even further after federal budgets cuts reduced monthly food stamp benefits. Reduced benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, took effect Nov. 1 for 48 million food stamp recipients nationwide. In Nevada, 360,000 people receive food stamps. Leslee Rogers, spokeswoman for the Salvation Army of Southern Nevada, said the cut in the program will likely lead to even more families and seniors coming to food banks. The food pantry operated by the organization saw an increase last week from about 200 families …

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