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Food banks scramble to fill hole after SNAP cut

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Jackie Feaster is the director of the Clifton Christian Church food bank, photographed among cases up donated supplies, in Clifton, near Grand Junction, Colorado, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022.

Expanded benefits for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, ended in February. That meant a dramatic cut in benefits for many of the more than a half million Coloradans who depend on the program. At one food bank on the Western Slope, volunteers are already seeing an uptick in need.