Hunger relief advocates are spreading the word that increased benefits to recipients in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - better known as SNAP -- will be cut. They were provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. It will expire November 1.
The changes are not a result of the current federal government shutdown. State officials say more than 925,000 Hoosiers receiving SNAP will see a decrease in the monthly benefits. A family of four will see a loss of $36 per month.