More Minnesotans Eligible for Food AssistanceTens of thousands more Minnesotans quality for federal food assistance beginning Monday.
By: Associated Press, WDAZ
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Tens of thousands more Minnesotans quality for federal food assistance beginning Monday.
New income eligibility guidelines are in effect for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program. A family of four with a gross monthly income of roughly $3,000 or less now qualifies.
County social service agencies across Minnesota are expecting a flood of families seeking help. An estimated 70,000 more Minnesotans will be eligible for help.
Minnesota Public Radio News says a total of about 425,000 Minnesotans were receiving food support each month, using figures from May.