WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Over the past few weeks, we've reported that because Social Services Departments are behind on issuing food stamps, more and more people who depend on that state assistance are heading to food banks.
Monday, Congressman Mike McIntyre discussed the problems at a roundtable at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina in Wilmington.
Representatives from Brunswick, Pender, New Hanover, and Columbus counties spoke with him regarding food stamp concerns.
McIntyre said the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on things, which he believes will help local food banks.
"Recently, they approved a new supplemental nutritional program to help," said McIntyre. "Up to $50,000 of dark meat of chicken that can be provided to additional protein to the diet and to help those who have severe hunger needs."
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