Cuts in Supplemental Nutrition Aid Program (SNAP) benefits will be felt soon

Half of Battle Creek SNAP households had children, about 30% had elderly residents

Temeka Williams, right, of Detroit, uses her Bridge card tokens at the Farmer's Market in Detroit in 2010.
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In 2012, nearly 67,000 people in Kalamazoo County needed “food stamps” to get by. A week-long program called the “SNAP Challenge” is underway to draw public attention to the service known in Michigan as the “Bridge card”.