What does $36 less on groceries look like?

Food stamps grew from rural efforts to get urban support for farm subsidies.

Starting today, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly referred to as food stamps , will see a cut of $5 billion.  Under the cuts, a family four will receive $36 less in benefits every month.

We took the conversation to social media to see what you would cut from your grocery list with $36 less in groceries every month.

The response varied, but because of the price, cutting spending on fresh fruit came up multiple times: A lot of respondents said the price of produce is one of the most expensive things on their grocery list.

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John Ketchum is an assistant producer for Marketplace’s wealth & poverty desk.

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