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Lines Grow Longer at Pantries After Food Stamp Decrease
DAYTON -- Recent reductions in the federal SNAP program, otherwise known as food stamps, have led to longer lines at area food pantries in the Miami Valley.
David Bohardt, executive director of the St. Vincent de Paul Dayton District Council, says that hunger is already a crisis in the community.
The most recent decision by Congress to slash the food stamp program only makes it worse, he said.
St. Vincent de Pauls Food Pantry distributed more than 25,000 meals to 721 households, or 2,751 people, in October. Sharp increases are expected as a result of the food stamp reductions.
St. Vincent de Pauls Food Pantry, at 945 S. Edwin C. Moses Boulevard, provides free food to about 35,000 residents of Montgomery County throughout the year.
Bohardt said the Food Pantry is challenged each year to meet the growing needs of the community. The food stamp cutbacks that took effect Oct. 1 mean that many more will be seeking food assistance, he said.
For more information about St. Vincent de Paul, its Food Pantry, and the organizations other ministries go to http://stvincentdayton.org/ or call 937-222-7349.
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