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NOV 27, 2013 - The Nation

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Tough Thanksgiving for Food Stamp Families

A volunteer at St. Ignatius Food Pantry in Chicago restocks items as individuals and families in need visit the facility. More than 2 million low-income Illinois residents who receive food stamps will soon see their benefits cut. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) Forget conservative fantasies of food stamp beneficiaries living high on the public dole and feasting on king crab legs—life on food stamps is anything but luxurious. The average daily food stamp benefit is $4.44, which as you might imagine is almost unworkable. It’s very difficult for beneficiaries not to ... Read More

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