Ocean County Freeholders to Subsidize Food Stamp Recipients While Federal Government “Plays Games”

MUNICH, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2018: Cash desk with lots of food and non food products on the checkout counter

TOMS RIVER-What would happen the federal government shutdown over security at America’s southern border interrupted Ocean County residents’ ability to receive food stamps to feed their families?  Yesterday, at the meeting of the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, county officials said they would step in to feed the residents.

Nearly 20,000 households in Ocean County currently rely on the food stamp program.

Freeholder Jack Kelly said, “If the federal government wants to play games, let them play games, we’ll take care of the people in this county.”

The freeholders did not say how much the food stamp subsidy could cost but noted that the county already works with private sector charities currently to feed over 1,000 seniors each day.

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