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Hoosier Food Banks Seeing more Visitors after Drop in Food Stamps

INDIANA, (WOWO): Some of Indiana's food banks and pantries are seeing more people lining up for meals after a drop in federal food stamp benefits.

The 2009 economic stimulus effort increased food stamp dollars, but that extra funding ended in November. The end result, a family of four is now getting $36.00 less a month in food stamps.

Preliminary reports from food pantries and soup kitchens in the region increased in the number of people coming in for food. One food bank reports 400 households visiting in a week's time, compared to less than 250 at this time last year.

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