Stateside
4:00 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Cuts to food stamps will reach low-income Michiganders this week

  Starting this Friday, families who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are going to have to tighten their belts even moreA temporary boost in food stamp funding will expire on November 1, meaning SNAP recipients will see their benefits shrink.

What does that mean here in Michigan in terms of dollars and cents? Is the economy recovering enough in Michigan that people will be able to weather the loss in benefits?

Melissa Smith is a Senior Policy Analyst for the Michigan League for Public Policy. She talked with us about the impact of the food stamp cuts in the state.

Listen to the audio above.