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Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013 9:51 pm

Thousands of families in Central Virginia now have fewer financial resources to work with while shopping for food in supermarkets and farmers markets.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the stimulus, ended recently, and with it went the extra funding it provided the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps.

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