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Weld Food Bank to feel pinch as additional SNAP benefits end

The Weld Food Bank is about to feel the pressure. The upcoming expiration of additional SNAP food benefits means more residents will face food insecurity issues. The emergency allocations gave needy residents $95 in additional food needs and supported 9% of Coloradoans. The need has been unprecedented since the COVID-19 pandemic began three years ago. The Weld Food Bank has already seen record-high numbers of clients coming in with an 83% increase that represents service to about 250 additional families every month over the past year, according to the Greeley Tribune. Now, that number is expected to grow at a time when inflation and fuel costs are high and food donations are down. Read the full story at

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