Garrett Grant works inside a store in the impoverished town of Glendora, Miss. Some 24 percent of Mississippians receive on government food assistance, the highest percentage in the country.
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November 8, 2011 The state of Mississippi has the highest percentage of its population — 24 percent — on food stamps of any state in the country. The director of the SNAP program in Mississippi explains why.
April 14, 2010 The AP challenged three food experts to feed a family of four on a week's worth of food stamps. Chef Jose Garces did it with flavor and style.
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