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Food Stamp Program - Recovery Information

Recovery Act Helps More Tennesseans Feed Their Families

April 1, 2009

Food Stamp program participants in Tennessee and across the nation are beginning to see the real effects of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. More than one million Tennesseans participate in the Food Stamp program, making up 473,000 households. Each month, approximately $117 million in benefits are issued to these individuals and families. (More)

Food Stamp Benefits are Increasing

March 19, 2009

If you receive Food Stamps, your benefit amount (allotment) is going to increase beginning April 1, 2009. The increase is due to the stimulus package and will be automatically added to your EBT card. The extra benefits are to be used to buy food for your family. How much more you receive per month will depend on the size of your household. For more information, click the following link.
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