"More month than money. So, I guess I'll be hitting the food banks," said Mr. James Brewer.
That's the new reality for tens of thousands in the Buckeye State and more than 47-million around the country. Mr. James Brewer is getting hit with a reduction of his already meager monthly food stamp allowance.
"Basically, that going to be about $10 less. I already get $84, so that's going to be a big impact," said James.
Cuts range from $11 for an individual -- to $36 for a family of four.
"I got some bread. I got some lunch meat," said Maria Caraballo.
Maria has three children. She's already feeling the pain of the cuts.
"Oh man, it's going to be too much," added Maria.
Maria says she's got to figure a way to stretch every dime and dollar to make sure her family gets enough food.
"It's hurting a lot of people. My kids as well. It's not going to be enough food. So, I feel that's just wrong of them cutting food stamps. We ain't got money like that," said Martha Gist.
All totaled, $5-billion are being cut from the food stamp program. Martha Gist is not on food stamps, but she knows people who are.
"I think it will hurt some people because these are desperate times for a lot of people and life is hard on them," said Martha.
The average person is getting just a little over $133 a month right now. But as you've heard, that's going to be cut as of today, November 1, 2013. But wait there's more -- Congress is debating whether to cut the food stamp program even more.. ouch, that's going to hurt.
Thursday, December 5 2013 8:43 AM EST2013-12-05 13:43:23 GMT
SACRAMENTO, CA (CNN) - Hannah and Tom Hepner are the proud parents of triplets. But these aren't just any triplets, they're extremely rare babies. They were conceived naturally without the help of fertilityMore >
Hannah and Tom Hepner are the proud parents of triplets.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 6:53 PM EST2013-12-05 23:53:09 GMT
Many tuned in to watch the intense chase of a stolen FedEx truck. Now a man suspected of being behind the wheel has been charged. Relatives of 19-year-old Caleb Michael Ownby said he's never done anythingMore >
Many tuned in to watch the intense chase of a stolen FedEx truck. Now a man suspected of being behind the wheel has been charged.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 8:37 PM EST2013-12-06 01:37:45 GMT
Randy Reed, the owner of GMC Buick dealerships around the metro, has filed a lawsuit against the federal government's Affordable Care Act so that his company's insurance plan does not have to cover theMore >
A Kansas City car dealer is challenging the federal requirement that he provide his employees with health care coverage that includes contraception. He argues it violates his religious beliefs.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 8:58 PM EST2013-12-06 01:58:45 GMT
Months after a teenage girl was killed in a crash in a stolen car and abandoned by those with her, prosecutors filed new charges against the teen accused of driving the car. At the time of the crash,More >
Months after a teenage girl was killed in a crash in a stolen car and abandoned by those with her, prosecutors filed new charges against the teen accused of driving the car.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 9:55 AM EST2013-12-05 14:55:20 GMT
The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office considers the death of a man after a struggle in an Arrowhead Stadium parking lot a homicide.The Kansas City Police Department said the medical examiner hasMore >
The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office considers the death of a man after a struggle in an Arrowhead Stadium parking lot a homicide. Court documents released late Wednesday afternoon say that the victim was repeatedly punched in the face after he was found in the wrong vehicle.More >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 8:12 PM EST2013-12-05 01:12:59 GMT
A pedestrian crossing Interstate 35 in the Northland was killed after striking the front windshield of a Kansas City Area Transportation Authority. This occurred northbound lanes of I-35 just past theMore >
A pedestrian crossing Interstate 35 in the Northland was killed after striking the front windshield of a Kansas City Area Transportation Authority bus. It was first day on the job for the driver, who graduated first in her class. More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 7:28 PM EST2013-12-06 00:28:35 GMT
Officials were involved in their fourth chase Thursday evening in less than a week. Maj. Dan Nicodemus with the Leavenworth Police Department said police began pursuing a 25-year-old man who LeavenworthMore >
Officials were involved in their fourth chase Thursday evening in less than a week.More >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 2:11 PM EST2013-12-04 19:11:21 GMT
A homicide occurred on Sunday at Arrowhead where the Kansas City Chiefs and Broncos played each other.More >
The man who died following a struggle at Arrowhead Stadium during the Chiefs game is the son of an area police sergeant. Three who were taken into custody and questioned as part of the death investigation were released Monday. More >