Food stamp cuts increase need at local pantries

Food stamp cuts are leading to a spike in the number of people turning to local food pantries for their meals. The CAMBA pantry on

The CAMBA pantry on Church Avenue is serving as many as 400 people a week.

The CAMBA pantry on Church Avenue is serving as many as 400 people a week. (11/22/13)

BROOKLYN - Food stamp cuts are leading to a spike in the number of people turning to local food pantries for their meals.

The CAMBA pantry on Church Avenue is serving as many as 400 people a week following cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, or food stamps.

CAMBA workers say that a family of three now sees $29 less each month, and are running out of food earlier.

The record number of those in need is leading to a greater need for food donations. The pantry has already run out of turkeys for Thanksgiving and is hoping to get 500 by next Wednesday.  

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