More Floridians on food stamps despite increase in jobs

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A record number of South Floridians continue to receive food stamps even though the economy shows signs of recovery in the unemployment rate. The state’s record number of food stamp recipients keeps growing although the recession officially ended almost three years ago, said Erin Gillespie, spokeswoman of the Florida Department of Children and Families that oversees the federal food program. Continue reading here.

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