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Published November 01, 2010, 10:32 AM

More Minnesotans Eligible for Food Assistance

Tens 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.

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