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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- Residents who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive less money starting in November.

SNAP benefits will be cut for all households staring November 1, 2013. The cut will equal about $1.40 per person per meal in 2014. For families of three, the cut will be $29 a month which amounts to about $300 for November 2013 through September 2014.

Tabatha Bunn is the food coordinator for Provision 88, the food ministry at First Assembly of God Church in Jonesboro. Bunn said they feed about 500 families a month.

"They come here to get food and we're able to help them regardless of their situation," she said.

SNAP benefits increased in 2009 because of the economic downturn but in November SNAP households can expect to see cuts.

"There are a lot of people, such as myself; I'm disabled so I'm not able to work in the public because of my disability," Bunn said. "I know it helps me and I know it helps other people because sometimes you find yourself in situations and you just don't know what to do."

The cuts are equivalent to taking away 21 meals per month for a family of four, or 16 meals for a family of three. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the benefit cuts will likely affect about 22 million children in 2014 and 9 million people who are elderly or disable.

Provision 88 opened its doors in 2009 and Bunn said they have never run out of food.

"There is a good number of families that come to this ministry to get food that are receiving SNAP benefits," she said. "When you donate to us we reach out to others with the food that you give so the more that is given the more we can give out and the more people we can help."

Provision 88 provides food for 7 counties in Region 8.

"If you need help come to us and we will give you the food that you need," Bunn said. 

Provision 88 Food Ministry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10a.m to 2:30 p.m.

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