Food Stamp Cuts Mean Tight Times for Food Pantries
With big changes coming to the food stamp program starting tomorrow, more people will be in need, so area food banks are bracing themselves for the impact. For a family of four, benits will be decreasing by $36 a month. Crosslines in Joplin helps nearly 750 families a month as an emergency assistance food bank by referral from various churches and organizations through out Jasper County. Kathy Lewis with Crosslines tells News Talk KZRG they're expecting a rush of families in need.
"Because of the situation we have, where we take referrals from so many agencies, the amount of food that we're going to need is definitely going to increase."
Lewis says if you'd like to help, their most needed items right now are canned fruits and meats, soups, and peanut butter. You can drop off donations at 131 South High Avenue in Joplin.