A recent study by the National Priorities Project idneitifed New Jersey as being 45th in the percentage of low-income people receiving food stamp in 2004. According to the study the percentage receiving benefits was 38.9%. The national average was 50.2%.
In addition five New Jersey counties – Hunterdon, Bergen, Sussex, Somerset and Middlesex – were listed in the top 25 counties with the lowest percentage served by the Food Stamp program.
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