Food Stamp Need Soars in Missouri as Job Losses Mount

April 27, 2020

More people filed for food stamps in Missouri in March as job losses mounted and the state intensified its response to the new coronavirus pandemic. A St. Louis-based legal aid attorney who helps Missourians sign up for SNAP benefits told the Post-Dispatch she’s seen a spike in need.

“We’re getting a lot of calls. We’re getting a lot of new cases. We certainly are getting people reaching out wanting more information in a way that’s unprecedented since I’ve been working here,” said Kate Holley of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.

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