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Local food banks expecting more visitors as SNAP benefits end

CLEVELAND (WJW) – It’s called the ‘COVID cliff.’ That’s when federal public health emergency dollars that were flowing to the states at the height of the pandemic stop.

That includes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP for short. Just under 1.5 million Ohioans, about 12% of the state, are now eligible.

In July, many families will see their benefits cut or stop completely. That means food banks can expect more visitors.

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