Food Stamp Use Triples In First State Over Past Decade - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Food Stamp Use Triples In First State Over Past Decade

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DELAWARE - Food stamp use in the first state has nearly tripled over the past decade.

According to data from the Department of Health and Social Services about 17 percent of the state's population is now getting nutritional assistance.

However, each area seemed to be having different problems.

In Rehoboth Beach, the young and old struggle to make ends meet.

In Smyrna, economic troubles face many newcomers.

In New Castle County, many struggled with job loss.

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