Rising Food Prices Affect Those on Food Stamps

Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Department of Family Services says that with food prices rising, people on food stamps are struggling to eat well.

Department Spokeswoman Juliette Rule says certain restrictions on what you can buy with food stamps mean that people might be eating healthy food, but less of it. She says you can't buy prepared food with food stamps. As food prices go up, she says you can't buy what's often the cheapest food -- so it is harder to make food dollars stretch.

Still, Rule says food stamps can really help, especially for people with children. She says many people in Wyoming are eligible but don't sign up, either because they don't know they're eligible - or because they don't want to admit they need help.