Genesee County has 16 percent increase in food stamp recipients since 2007
Submitted by Howard Owens on December 10, 2009 - 12:18am
According to this interactive map from the New York Times, 8 percent of Genesee County residents receive food stamps. That's up 16 percent from 2007.
Compared to other GLOW counties:
- Orleans, 12 percent, up 25 percent
- Livingston, 9 percent, up 41 percent
- Wyoming, 7 percent, up 28 percent.
Of the four counties, Orleans has the largest percentage of children receiving food stamps at 23 percent, which is close to the national average of 1-in-four children on assistance.