GOP 'CONTRACT' CALLED THREAT TO URBAN STORES

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A Republican congressional plan would severely cut into the $25 billion in federal food stamp funds allocated each year, threatening the viability of many inner-city supermarkets, an anti-hunger group is arguing in its campaign to keep the program intact.The food stamp program is a target for reform in the Republican lawmakers' Contract With America, which calls for dispersing

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A Republican congressional plan would severely cut into the $25 billion in federal food stamp funds allocated each year, threatening the viability of many inner-city supermarkets, an anti-hunger group is arguing in its campaign to keep the program intact.

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