Signing Up For Food Stamps: The Choice And The Stigma

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Krissy Clark, senior reporter, Marketplace Wealth and Poverty desk
Dillie Nerios, partner relations and benefits coordinator for the Treasure Coast Food Bank in Fort Pierce, Fla.

Forty-seven million Americans now rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps. For many people, the decision to sign up is fraught with conflicting feelings about taking government assistance.



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