Local

Food Stamp Users Double Over Last 10 Years

View Comments
(credit: CBS) Susie Jones
Susie Jones has been with WCCO Radio since 1996. She started as a...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. 4 Things To Know For Oct. 22, 2014
  2. Target Offering Free Shipping Through December
  3. St. Paul Woman May Have Been Serial Killer Victim
  4. After Airbag Recall, Consumers Still Looking For Answers
  5. Group Pushes For Halal Food Shelf

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — More than 500,000 Minnesotans rely on food stamps today, which is more than double the number 10 years ago.

Michelle Ness is executive director of PRISM, a Golden Valley food shelf, and she sees the problem first hand, particularly when it comes to having low income kids out of school.

“We know that families are struggling when it comes to day care issues but they are home more and eating more,” Ness said.

Food Stamp Users Double Over Last 10 Years

stamp1 Food Stamp Users Double Over Last 10 Years
WCCO RADIO

Ness said families typically are allowed to visit a food shelf once a month.

“For families with greater need, we are saying come on in, we want to do all we can to help you,” she said.

She sees the number of food stamp users growing as well. Even working two jobs, a lot of people can’t make ends meet.

“Many folks are just one crisis away from becoming homeless,” she said.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,906 other followers