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More than 1.8 million Floridians will receive an increase in food stamps starting today as part of the federal economic stimulus….

“This federal money will help Floridians put food on their tables and also boost our economy during this deep recession,” said John C. Hall, executive director of the Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy, a nonprofit organization providing research on state economic policies affecting low- and moderate-income Floridians and small businesses. The group estimates $380 million in economic activity will be generated in the state from the food stamp increase during the next six months.

Nationally, more than 75 percent of all food stamp recipients are in families with children and almost one-third are seniors or people with disabilities, Hall said.

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