On Hold For Food Stamps
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Aired 10/25/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Adrian Florido, reporter with Voice of San Diego.org.
Jennifer Tracy with the San Diego Hunger Coalition.
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.