Partial government shutdown to affect SNAP benefits, local food banks step in | KBOI
January 11 marks day 20 of the partial government shutdown and tonight we’re learning more about its potential impacts to the Treasure Valley. One aspect, is receiving benefits from the supplemental nutrition assistance program or SNAP. While benefits are paid through February, after that, millions of Americans who receive benefits from SNAP could face severe cuts to food stamps. Right now, the Idaho Food Bank is already preparing for that possibility.