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Courant: Food Stamp Use Explodes in the Suburbs

Woodbury and Middlebury food stamp usage raises dramatically since 2007.

The Hartford Courant is reporting that food stamp usage among Connecticut residents has grown by 53 percent between 2007 and 2010.

In Woodbury, the percentage is far surpassed the state average. In 2007, 45 people were registered to receive food stamps. By 2010, that number had climbed to 152, a 238 percent increase.

In Middlebury the usuage of food stamps has raised 117 percent, to 113 users up from 52 in 2007.

That's in keeping with the statewide trend, which saw the greatest growth occur in suburban areas.

"Connecticut's affluent and middle-class towns saw the greatest percentage increase in the number of residents receiving food stamps from 2007 to 2010," the Courant reports.

Read the full article here: Food Stamp Use Explodes in the Suburbs

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