Pinellas County, Florida -- Food stamp cuts that were enacted on Friday are effecting more than three million Floridians.
For a family of four the cuts translate to about $396 per year. As a result, local food pantries believe more people will be looking to them for help. Kip Corriveau with the Salvation Army of Upper Pinellas says that's a major problem the pantry is facing.
"The cupboard is pretty bare at this point."
There mission is to give food to those who need it, but they are quickly running out of food. The Salvation Army in Pinellas feeds between 500 and 600 families a month, a 20 percent increase from last year.
"Food donations are down and the demand is up."
With cuts to food stamps he expects the demand to go up even more and he says that's something that's hard to swallow.
"We are not turning anyone away yet, but the day may come."
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