Helen Blessing-@work-The Courier Express-Dubois PA-p.11-16 Jan 1975
BYDANSMREKAR STAFF WRITER As the expected recession period in the months ahead begins to wear at the economic situation of the people in the county, many may be worrying about how to brighten their picture, One of the quickest helps could be the popular food stamp program. Clearfield County is the leading county in the state in making use of the federal food stamp program established by the Department of Agriculture and administered through the welfare offices. The food stamp program in the area has become a big boost to the grocery shopping power of many area residents who have been deemed eligible to receive them after investigation by the county welfare office. According to Helen Blessing at the county welfare office in Clearfield, most of the people in the county who are eligible for the food stamps are taking advantage of the break. A normal load of food stamp applications in a given month usually varies from 80 to slightly over 100. However, during November there was a huge jump to 270 applications. Last month there were 265 new applications and even more are expected this month to practically swamp personnel who check on the program.