Food stamp use has surged statewide to an all-time high in 2008. Another sign that the nation’s economic turmoil is being felt here, the Associated Press reports.
In December, the number on food stamps jumped by more than 6,000. State data show that 268,400 people received food stamps in December, an annual increase of 15.3 percent.
That compares with 232,696 recipients statewide in December 2007.