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On November 1, 2013, all SNAP recipients will lose a significant portion of their nutrition supports.  This marks the day that the boost to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or Food Stamps) created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ends.  Forty-seven million Americans rely on SNAP to feed their families – and every single person on SNAP will lose benefits.


Emily Edwards, a member of Witnesses to Hunger, shared with CBS Channel 3 News what the November 1st cut to SNAP will mean for her and her family.  


Dr. Mariana Chilton joined Congressman McGovern and Nikki Johnson-Houston on a panel to talk about hunger at the 2013 James Beard Foundation Food Conference. 


Jahzaire Sutton shared his experiences of going to school hungry and how it affected his learning as part of a Student Town Hall with Melissa Harris-Perry.  Jahzaire's mother,


Tianna Gaines-Turner, a member of Witnesses to Hunger, talked with MSNBC’s Mara Schiavocampo about what it is like to rely on food stamps.  




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