Waterloo (KWWL) - The number of Iowans needing food assistance is sharply rising.
The Department of Human Services reports that in November, Iowa Food Stamp applications rose more than 250,000. That's 13-percent in just one month, making Iowa 13th in the nation for food assistance growth in 2008.
The average Iowa household on food assistance receives $239 a month, up $24 from a year ago.
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