Food Stamps Now Available for Immigrant Children

Food Stamps Now Available for Immigrant Children

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(KSL News) -- New changes in the food stamp program will help feed immigrant children. The new changes were announced today by anti-hunger advocates.

The expanded eligibility restores benefits once enjoyed by children of these typically low-income, working families who need assistance like an increasing number of Utahns.

Raylene Ireland, Utah Department of Workforce Services: "Our eligibilities have increased 18 percent since last year and 35 percent since two years ago. We're definitely seeing an impact in the community at large for additional help as we go through this economic downturn."

Officials say immigrant children are more likely than any other children to face hunger and food insecurity.

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