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Elwood Lande of Lake Park and Les Just of Detroit Lakes help stock shelves at the Becker County Food Pantry Tuesday afternoon. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

Recession hits more than pocketbooks

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DETROIT LAKES --  Besides hitting people in the pocketbook, the recession is hitting stomachs as well.

Becker County Human Services has seen the number of cases rise dramatically since 2003.


Financial support manager Sam Pierson said that the number of Food Support, i.e. food stamps, cases since 2003 has risen from 625 active cases to 1,432 currently. A case is either a family or an individual being helped.

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