Food stamps put Rhode Island town on monthly boom-and-bust cycle

by Eli Saslow

Rhode Island town relies on food stamps:‚ÄČIn Woonsocket, R.I., a third of the residents use SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, to pay for groceries. That means the businesses in the struggling town also rely on the program to survive. Photo: Michael S. Williamson/Washington Post

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    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
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