The US Department of Agriculture says despite a partial federal government shutdown that will soon be the longest in history, food stamp recipients will receive benefits through February. But what happens if the shutdown lasts into March? As IPR’s Chris Hatfield reports, that has some Hoosiers who rely on those benefits worried.
According to The United Way of Delaware County, 21 percent of households in the area are below the poverty line. Another 27 percent are in a category where one big emergency expense would slide them into poverty.