The New York Times writes today that the cuts on food stamps go into effect today.
The amount that beneficiaries will lose depends on the size of the family. For a family of four receiving the maximum amount, monthly benefits will fall to $632 from $668, or a decline of $36, according to the Agriculture Department. The maximum benefits for a single adult would fall to $189 from $200, or by $11.
The Mission Economic Development Agency’s report makes it clear that there are plenty of households in the Mission District living on food stamps.
The Mission has the fourth highest CalWORKS14 case load of all City neighborhoods. San Francisco’s Latino population, which constitutes the Mission District’s largest ethnic population, has the lowest per capita income ($18,584) of any ethnic group in San Francisco, slightly more than half of the citywide average of $34,556.