People who receive help from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP Benefits will get less money starting tomorrow.
One in Seven Americans relies on the program to eat.
Those receiving benefits get money for food on a card like this one every month.
It's what used to be food stamps.
In Virginia, the cuts are expected to be just over five percent.
Several Social Service offices say these cuts are more of a frustration than a surprise.
Every office has had November first circled on the calendars for a while and have gone through great lengths to inform people they'll receive less money.
How much money you get depends on a variety of factors like household income and the number of people in the household.
For some families, the effect of these cuts could be minimal.
For others, it could be devastating.
"The people who are hurt the most are the people who need the program the most. They are the ones at the bottom of the scale who are not able to work who have no other income," said William Burleson, Social Services Director in Botetourt County.
Nationally, there's widespread concern among food experts that this could cause even greater hunger issues than already exist.
Because of these cuts, people who get SNAP benefits will be expected to spend, on average, $1.40 per meal.
SNAP was expanded back in 2009 as a part of the stimulus package when the recession hit. Funding for that expansion runs out on November 1.