Georgia Families on Food Stamps Set for Less Benefits as Program Ends

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5 min read
997 words
Beau Evans
May 20, 2022
Key Points
  • Roughly 1 in 9 Georgians have benefitted from a $95 monthly bump in their monthly food-stamp checks during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Georgia is now in the final weeks of offering the extra food stamps as the program expires at the end of May.
  • Food banks that step in when families can't afford groceries provide more than 3 million meals to thousands of Georgians every week.
The Gist Thousands of Georgia’s low-income families are set for a cut to their food stamps when a pandemic-era federal program ends later this month, heightening concerns that many children could go hungry once schools let out for summer break. What’s Happening Roughly 1 in 9 Georgians have benefitted from a $95 monthly bump in ...

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