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>Demand For Social Services in Monouth County have Increased 51% Over The Past Year Due To Economic Woes

>By Freeholder Amy Mallet

Over the last four years, Monmouth County has seen a very significant increase in the demand for Social Services, most notably Food Stamps (now called NJ SNAP) and Family Care Medicaid. Recently, the numbers of people applying for basic welfare programs have also begun to rise.

The steady growth in need is not a surprise given the economic climate and the rate of unemployment. Many of these individuals are our neighbors, families and friends who want nothing more than to be able to return to work and support their families.

Specifically, we have seen a 64 percent increase in the total number of Food Stamp applications from 2007 through 2010. This year, in the month of March alone, we registered 1,245 new Food Stamp applications – up 51 percent from the same time last year. Currently, there are 14,436 families and individuals in Monmouth County receiving a monthly Food Stamp allotment.

The economic woes that have affected the whole nation have taken a toll here in Monmouth County. Despite the fact that the demand for services has increased significantly, the 2011 budget for the Department of Human Services was decreased by 6 percent.

The Monmouth County Department of Human Services is to be commended for continued commitment to providing assistance while facing growing need and shrinking resources. As the direct liaison to this department, I would like to publicly thank our dedicated employees for their perseverance. We are hopeful that everyone impacted by hard times will see their situations improve as the economy recovers. In the meantime, it is reassuring to witness the work being done by our committed county staff.

Amy A. Mallet

Freeholder, Monmouth County

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Worst Person in the World!

Wfan’s Mike Francesa, Joe “the Pulmmer” Wurzelbacher, and re-elected Congresswoman Michele Bachman(R) Minn. all made Keith Olermann’s “Worst Person in the World” list last night.

Francesa for reemingout a Fox sideline reporter during an NFL game, Joe “the plummer” for having been on welfare twice and Bachman for suggesting that she help to get Barack Obama elected president.

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Worst Person in the World!

Wfan’s Mike Francesa, Joe “the Pulmmer” Wurzelbacher, and re-elected Congresswoman Michele Bachman(R) Minn. all made Keith Olermann’s “Worst Person in the World” list last night.

Francesa for reemingout a Fox sideline reporter during an NFL game, Joe “the plummer” for having been on welfare twice and Bachman for suggesting that she help to get Barack Obama elected president.

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Filed under Barack Obama, Joe "the Plummer", Kieht Olbermann, Michele Bachman, Mike Francesa, Predident of the United States, welfare, WFAN, Worst Person in the World