Food Stamp Offices Seeing People from Occupations They’ve Never Seen Before

Posted: May 20, 2008 in Your Food, Your Supplies
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” Since 2006, soaring food and fuel prices have combined with lost jobs and stagnant wages to boost the number of Americans needing food aid. More than 41% of those on food stamps came from working families in 2006, up from 30% a decade earlier, according to the latest Agriculture Department data. They are real estate agents and homebuilders hit by the housing slump, seniors on Social Security… At food banks, demand is up 15%-20% over last year. Pantries are serving ‘folks who get up and go to work every day,’ says Bill Bolling, founder of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. “

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