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Food Stamps in Virginia: A Look at the Numbers

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Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture

When the recession hit, a record number of people in Virginia turned to food stamps. That number has gone down a bit, but even today about one in ten Virginians participate in the federally funded program. Michael Pope has this look at why the numbers have increased so rapidly and what it means for the future.

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