Kentucky is issuing record numbers of food stamps to households. State food assistance spokesperson Mark Cornett says Kentucky continues to take on a large number of new recipients.
“Kentucky would go up about 1500 cases on average per month. I mean, a big month for us was about 2500 households in a single month. Our average now has been over 5500 cases, caseload gross, per month,” says Cornett.
A report this week from the USDA shows that Kentucky is doing better than most states at reaching people who are eligible for food stamps. The agency’s most recent figures estimate that number at more than 700,000 for 2007.