Cokie & Steven V. Roberts: Hunger hurts us all
Carly Poe is a 33-year-old single mother in Portland, Ore. Despite a college degree, she struggles to find work and raise a teenage son with serious medical problems. Food stamps — the government program officially known as SNAP — help her survive.
“We’ve been making ends meet with SNAP,” she told The Oregonian. “It’s a struggle and a worry every month, wondering how we’re going to come up with the money.”
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