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More than 35,000 Minnesotans could lose access to food stamps under proposed change


September 20, 2019

Kelly Smith - Star Tribune

Colleen Moriarty, executive director of Hunger Solutions Minnesota (center), stood alongside other nonprofit leaders in opposition to the federal government's proposed SNAP changes, which would cut 35,500 Minnesotans off food assistance. The stacks of food illustrate how much food one family would lose a month.

Nonprofit leaders are pushing back on a federal proposal to change who's eligible for food stamps that could cause 35,500 Minnesotans to lose access to food assistance.

On Thursday, food shelf leaders and others voiced opposition to the rule change for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly referred to as food stamps, ahead of Monday's deadline for public input.


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