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On Hold For Food Stamps

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Adrian Florido, reporter with Voice of San Diego.org.

Jennifer Tracy with the San Diego Hunger Coalition.

Transcript

As high unemployment and a bad economy continue, the need for food assistance has increased in San Diego. And County officials say they are committed to meeting that need. But, a new report finds that the phone line set up to help people apply for food stamps and other benefits, is answering only about 18-percent of the calls...and wait times have increased to about 40 minutes.

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