This past week a 2009 provision that increased funding for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program sunsetted. This means users of SNAP benefits, popularly known as food stamps, will get less money to spend on food this month than they did in October. The Missouri Department of Social Services said the reduction amount varies, but a family of four with no income would receive $632 in SNAP benefits for the month of November compared with $668 this October. This means a family in this situation would be able to spend at most $7.02 on a single meal, assuming the family eats three meals a day for 30 days, down 40 cents from last month.
Scott Gordon, the communications director for the Foo