Food stamp cuts hit hard this Thanksgiving

Families are turning to food banks which are feeling the stress, especially this Thanksgiving. To find ways to help, look for "Talking hunger" in CNN.com/Impact.

New York

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"When you cut back on the amount of food you can get through food stamps, they come to us," says Carol Schneider of the New York City food bank -- the nation's largest. It provides 400,000 meals per day that are distributed through non-profits and schools around the city.

Her agency is "already experiencing longer lines [and] more people" looking for help.

"The food stamp cuts that came down November 1 took 76 million meals out of the New York City economy alone," she said.

- Last updated November 28 2013 11:51 AM ET
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