Effective Nov 1, as mandated by federal law, food stamp recipients in will see a reduction of their monthly benefits. It will affect 47 million people nationwide. The upcoming reduction is due to the end of the 2009 Recovery Act’s temporary boost in funding to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It will impact every household that receives food stamps, beginning with the issuance of November benefits. In Fiscal Year 2013, an average of 1.9 million Georgians received food stamps each month. The impact will vary for each recipient, depending upon household size and income. On average, Georgia families will experience a 5 percent change in their monthly allotment. Affected clients will be notified of the specific change to their benefits via mail.