From the Reporter
The Surge
Since 2006, the number of San Diegans on food stamps has nearly tripled. It’s the third largest increase in the state.
What It Means
Advocates and analysts say the recession has increased demand here. The county’s historic failure to enroll eligible people has left it with a wider gap to fill.
The Bigger Picture
Despite the enrollment surge, recent rankings still place San Diego near last among California counties for getting food stamps to people eligible for them.

Dagny Salas

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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