With food stamp cuts just days away, millions of Americans brace for tougher times in the grocery aisle

Extra SNAP payments under a pandemic-era policy are set to expire in 32 states, ending a program that economists have linked to reductions in poverty.

By J.J. McCorvey and Rob Wile

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Americans have been grappling with steeper grocery costs, with food prices in January up 10% from the year before.Michael S. Williamson / The Washington Post via Getty Images file

When pandemic aid that has boosted food-stamp benefits gets cut next week, millions of low-income Americans will confront smaller balances in the accounts they use to pay for groceries, leaving food banks bracing for a spike in demand.

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