Beginning Friday, more than 800,000 Oregonians receiving SNAP, or food benefits, will see a reduction in their monthly stipend. The change is the result of an expiring federal stimulus program put in place during the recession.
How much food can you buy with ten dollars? A loaf of bread, a jar of peanut butter, a bag of carrots, a couple apples, maybe some off-brand pretzels… not much more. But it enough to provide a person a meal a day for about a week.