Food Pantries Expect More Business This Holiday Season

10.31.13 | Bob Price

Food pantries are anticipating more foot traffic as a reduction in food stamps looms. If you receive food stamps, you’ll see a reduction in benefits come November 1st. The benefit decrease is due to the expiration of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act .. commonly referred to as the "stimulus"... which allowed food stamp recipients to receive more in their monthly allotment.  The food cupboard in Elmira ...the area’s largest food pantry - says right now they’re feeding about 16-hundred people a month and expect that number to increase. Food bank officials say if you want to help... monetary donations go farther than food donations.