Let me make this clear; as the food stamps program is so punitive in this country one must be living in absolute penury to receive the benifits at all. The slightest income means benifits are cut. Usually at a one to one ratio. My whopping $710 in disability, far less than what it costs for housing using the three times your income rental formula, means I get a meagar $30.00 in food credits.
These people having their food budget slashed are not living high on the hog. As a matter of fact those familiar with the program admit the benefits do not last two weeks in the majority of households. So cutting this, even if it isn't cut enough to buy the average lunch, hurts. And it hurts those that have the least resources to compensate for the cuts.