Jan 29, 2010 6:47 PM by Abby Lane

30% more getting help with food

It's a sign of the times, more people are receiving assistance with food in El Paso County.

You'll find long lines at the Department of Human Services--people waiting for help. DHS says about 14,000 more people are receiving food stamps this year compared to 2009. That's an increase of about 30%.

We're told the people who are lining up now, have exhausted all of their options.

If you're curious to see if you or someone you know is eligible for assistance click here.




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