Food Stamp Cuts Take Effect Today

(St. Paul, MN) -- Cuts in federal food stamp aid takes effect today for millions of Americans and an estimated 556-thousand Minnesotans. The extra money put into the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, during the recession expired today. A family of four will see their assistance drop by up to 36 dollars a month down to 632 dollars, while families of three will lose as much as 29 dollars a month.