The Baltimore Sun—Tracey Coleman understands that many people are skeptical about the federal food stamp program, and she agrees that some reform may be needed.
But the 43-year-old Essex woman also knows food stamps have kept her family fed since her husband was laid off from the Sparrows Point steel plant last year. And she doesn’t believe the broad cuts Congress is considering are the right thing to do.
“It’s made a difference in our life,” said Coleman, who is raising three children, including a daughter who is autistic. “The good outweighs the bad.”
Tens of thousands of Marylanders could be cut off from food stamps next year as Congress races against a deadline to renew the $80 billion program that helps to feed one in seven Americans.
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