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Texas Families Not Affected By Cuts In SNAPS Benefits

Odessa, Texas (Big 2 News) - More than 850-thousand households across 16-states will see a reduction in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program, better known as food stamps. And it's just starting.
Odessa, Texas (Big 2 News) - More than 850-thousand households across 16-states will see a reduction in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program, better known as food stamps. And it's just starting.

"There'll be more cuts coming down the road for the next 10 years," said Jose Trevino, social services and outreach coordinator for the West Texas Food Bank.

Congress recently passed a Farm Bill that will affect families receiving snaps benefits.

According to West Texas Food Bank officials, it leaves affected families with one less meal a day.

"It's actually people who are working who just you know, have to make the choice between paying rent, buying food or making a car payment you know, that sort of stuff so, it's a tough decision and a lot of people are facing that day in and day out."

And here in West Texas, they're facing a shortage in food supply.

And the snowy weather hasn't been helping.

"We have seen less donations come through, less canned foods, you know the weather. Just because it's cold doesn't mean people aren't hungry. There still is a lot of hungry people and weather does affect donations."

While the cuts won't be affecting families in Texas,it doesn't mean they aren't looking for donations.

"The West Texas Food Bank will have to step up their efforts in trying to alleviate hunger in West Texas," Trevino said.

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