SNAP cuts take effect Friday

SNAP cuts take effect Friday
SNAP cuts take effect Friday

SNAP cuts take effect Friday

Recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, will see their benefits cut on Friday. SNAP benefits were extended in 2009 as part of the Recovery Act, but that extension has expired. What’s next for the SNAP program is the source of negotiations between Democrats and Republicans. WBEZ’s Shannon Heffernan details the political fight, and the Chicago Food Depository's Kate Maehr explains how their clients will be affected. Photo: Flickr/Fifth World Art