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More seeking help from emergency food pantries

March 17, 2013

By NICOLE GUGINO OBSERVER Assistant News Editor More than one in six Americans continue report an inability to afford enough food....

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Mar-17-13 8:39 AM

The other thing they need to start thinking about is having families they can't afford.

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judeye

Mar-17-13 10:18 AM

It is clear, that we need JOBS here that pay enough to support a family. why is it that most of those receiving food stamps and on Medicaid are WORKING..many full time.

We really need to concentrate on promoting good, family sustaining jobs in our area. If we need more skills to offer....develop a training program to train workers. Find our what employers are looking for..and then make sure we can provide it right here in our area.

Research on poverty in our area has been in shock. Poverty is defined at the federal level as $23,050 for a family of four. (good grief a single person could barely survive on that)...In CC we have 17.7% living in or below that level. Over 20% in Dunkirk..and over 25% in Jamestown. In my own Village it is almost 20%. 23.7% of our Children in this County live in poverty.

This is outrageous. UNACCEPTABLE. Time we all take action to eradicate it in our area.

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mattdillon

Mar-17-13 11:43 AM

Probably should have hid the cell phone before that picture was taken.

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judeye

Mar-17-13 2:06 PM

Oh you mean that phone program that was started in 1984 by President REAGAN..and expanded in 2008 to include cell phones by President BUSH.

Just had to clarify for anyone who might call them "obamaphones".

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joew

Mar-17-13 7:20 PM

Judeye-just keep the taxes high and advocate even higher ones,I'm sure we'll be swamped with businesses paying really high wages. On and the telecommunications act of 1984 is a far,far cry different plan than current day.

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