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One in seven Utah households have food struggles
Food stamps » Low-income advocates worry about the return of pre-recession caps.


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"If you’re going to kick people off food stamps for not finding work, you better be sure our job programs are working," Tibbitts said. "Anyone who is unemployed and relying on food stamps . . . knows better than anyone the importance of finding a job."

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At a glance

Hunger, jobs and food stamps

14.6

Percentage of Utah households that lacked adequate food between 2009 to 2011

40,000

Fewer Utah jobs now compared to 2007

Oct. 1

When Utah’s food stamp policy reverts to three-month pre-recession limits

Sources: U.S. Department of Agriculture and Utah Department of Workforce Services

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