Census data shows more Calhoun County homes getting food stamps

Sep 19, 2013
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Half of Battle Creek SNAP households had children, about 30% had elderly residents

More and more people in the Battle Creek area are receiving federal assistance in getting food, according to data released Thursday by the United States Census Bureau. About 19 percent of households in Battle Creek were receiving federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits - also known as food stamps - in 2012.

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