WASHINGTON, D.C. (WYMT)-
More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will soon be getting less money.
Officials with the Agriculture Department say a family of four receiving food stamps will receive 36 dollars less a month. That is because a temporary benefit from the 2009 economic stimulus expires on Friday.
The cost of the food stamp program swelled since the recession, it now costs nearly 80 billion dollars a year.