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People enter the Maria Roque Pereira Foundation at the Graca neighborhood, to pick up food from the Food Bank institution in Lisbon.

EU Spending Cuts to Hit Portugal's Poor

Spending cuts to European Union food aid programs could leave Portugal's growing ranks of poor with even emptier plates. Western Europe's poorest country is likely to lose 40 percent of 20 million

euros ($27 million) in food aid it gets from Brussels every year.

Reporting by Daniel Alvarenga, REUTERS.