NEWS BRIEF: Food stamp boost will benefit 1.6 million Georgians

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An increase in food stamp funds announced by the federal government will take effect in October. The boost will benefit 1.6 million Georgians. It amounts to a permanent increase of about 25 percent in monthly income, meaning the average four-person household will receive a maximum of $835 as opposed to last year's sum of $680. ajc.com