4:24 pm
Mon December 14, 2009

Public Assistance Not Available to All Seekers

Wyoming – Like a lot of places across the country, Wyoming has seen a massive increase in the numbers of those now on food stamps. Converse County has seen a 62 percent increase since 2007, Sweetwater County a 105 percent hike and Teton County a 119 percent increase. Most of Wyoming's increase has occurred in the last year, when the railroads, oil and gas drilling and construction jobs shut down. These numbers are up despite the fact that many Wyoming people can't get assistance. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck Reports