MO Food Stamps Program Adds 120,000 New Users Due To COVID Pandemic

COVID 19 Health Local News State News Friday, September 11th, 2020

New numbers from the state Department of Social Services show there has been an increase of 120,000 people on the Food Stamps Program.

Officials say there were around 658,000 Missourians on the program at the start of last year, and now it’s increased to 778,000 as of July.

Most of the increase is contributed to the COVID pandemic as Missourians started losing jobs.

Missouri Lawmakers voted back in April to approve an historic $6.2 Billion dollar emergency relief package to battle the pandemic for the long term.

Here are more details about the enrollments: CASELOAD DATA

COVID 19 Health Local News State News Friday, September 11th, 2020

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