Cuts in federal food benefits mean tightened belts for residents and charities alike 

"It's not the downtrodden underneath the bridge. ... [T]hese are people who are employed."

Just weeks before Thanksgiving, a time when belts loosen all across the country, nearly 1.8 million low-income Pennsylvanians began tightening their own. On Nov. 1, cuts in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — often referred to as SNAP or food stamps…

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