Poverty has a lot to do with money, of course. But it also has a lot to do with politics, obstacles, endless hoop jumping.
That’s the story of food stamps this month.
Multnomah County is trying to reach the thousands of residents at risk of losing their food stamp assistance before their options run out March 30, 2016. And it’s all coming from 2,000 miles away at the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.