South Bend, Ind. Starting Thursday many Americans, depending on the food stamp program, will be receiving less assistance. Back in 2009, there was a temporary boost thanks to the economic stimulus plan.
Now Congress has made negotiations to cut, what's now known as SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Food pantries, like the Food Bank of Northern Indiana are expecting more people to ask for their help.
“This has been a year where donations have been modest, we know we need to step it up we also know every time we ask the community to rally around us that they help us,” says Marijo Martinec with the Food Bank of Northern Indiana.
It's estimated one in seven American families receive food stamps. According to the Agriculture Department, with the cutbacks, a family of four will start receiving $36 less a month in food stamps.