Food Bank CEO Warns of Riots over Major Food Stamps Cuts*
from rt.com: The US food stamp system is to be reduced by $5 billion starting in November. The average benefit will shrink and the overall number of people receiving it will diminish by millions. The CEO of America’s largest food bank says the cuts will end in riots. "Riots always begin typically the same way: when people cannot afford to eat food," Margaret Purvis, president and CEO of the Food bank for New York City, told online news and entertainment site Salon.com. She added that families face the "daunting" prospect of losing a whole week’s worth of food every month. Currently, the program costs about $80 billion per year and provides food aid nearly 15 per cent of all US households – over 45 million people.