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1 in 5 New Mexicans needs help to buy food

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The Associated Press

One in five New Mexicans now receives government help to buy food.

The number of people enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, soared as the nation’s economy began sinking a couple of years ago, with more than 400,000 New Mexico residents now receiving the benefits, the Albuquerque Journal reported in a copyright story this week.

SNAP benefits, once known as food stamps, are a safety net for people who have fallen on tough times.


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