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Food Stamp Assistance in Colorado Has Doubled Since Great Recession

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More Coloradans are receiving food assistance today than even during the worst months of the Great Recession. Since 2007 the number of people receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program — formerly known as food stamps — has more than doubled. An average of 508,200 residents qualified for SNAP dollars each month during 2013, according to the Colorado Department of Human Services. This year the state predicts that an additional 44,000 Coloradans will sign up to receive help putting food on the table. However, the assistance available is limited. Continue Reading →

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