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Food stamp cuts hit home in greater Chattanooga area

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Shawnna Tipton is a single mom who just wants to feed her family, but she is having a hard time doing that.

She is one of 1.9 million Georgians on food stamps who once could visit Georgia's Department of Family and Children Services and find help periodically to reapply for food stamps, also called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. But this year, the office staff was reduced to a receptionist who points clients to computer kiosks to apply for food stamps and gives them a toll-free number if they have questions.

Tipton said she spent three hours on the phone recently and still wasn't able to successfully reapply.

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