According to the Center for Budget and Policy Priority families food assistance benefits are expected to decrease in November 2013. Some people call their food assistance allowance monthly "a Vision Card, food stamps or SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Whatever the name families food assistance benefits are projecting to decrease.
I was not able to find this information for Wichita specifically, however an article was written about what Senator Pat Roberts would like to do for individuals who receive food stamps. In an article dated and titled Thursday, March "Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts: We must cut food stamps to save them."
Senator Roberts is proposing to cut $36 million dollars to keep the program from self-imploding. Here is a quote from the article "Roberts said in an interview that the program must reform now or face more drastic changes down the road. “We have a program that could self-implode if we’re not careful. I don’t want to see that happen,” he said."
Read more about the article here: Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts: We must cut food stamps to save them.
From personal experience my 70 something year old mother who is old disability received $60 a month for food assistance. We do not complain but we try to understand just about how much food, nutritional food we can receive and buy for $60 a month.
Often times when individuals and families depend on a monthly government assisted income live within the guidelines of poverty, therefore any decrease in benefits will be noticeable.