In Florida, a food-stamp recruiter deals with wrenching choices

by Eli Saslow

Lonnie Briglia, 60, paused to compose himself as he told of the losing battle with the bank to save the family home in Port St. Lucie, Fla. “It’s like life is a big doughnut and I fell through the hole,” he said. He’s inside the small trailer he bought for $750 after losing the family home to foreclosure, and he has been on the fence about whether he would take part in SNAP but said might do it if desperate.

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