• ‘I Think People Will Starve.' Experts Are Worried About the Hundreds of Thousands Who Could Lose Food Stamps Come April

    13 days ago - By Time

    Kate Maehr's job is about to get a lot harder. Maehr runs a food bank that's part of a network distributing nearly 200,000 meals around Chicago every day. But last year, official unemployment figures for Cook County, where Chicago is located, improved. As a result, some 50,000 residents are at risk of losing their benefits from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program , better known as food stamps.
    With so many people getting less help from the government, Maehr knows they will turn to her charity for help. What she doesn't know is if she'll be able to feed them. “We don't...
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