During a preview of his State of the County speech earlier this month, Supervisor Ron Roberts announced big gains in food stamps enrollment.

County leaders have been criticized in recent years for providing food stamps to few eligible people. Low-income advocates have demanded greater access. Roberts cited expansion.

He claimed food stamps enrollment has increased by 65 percent in the last two years and jumped by 9 percent in one month alone last year.

In the latest edition of Fact Check TV, Andrew Donohue and Scott Lewis examine how enrollment has grown in recent years and whether Roberts’ figures accurately describe the expansion.

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