Asheville Metro Area experiencing increased poverty and food stamp caseloads

Like many parts of North Carolina, the Asheville Metro Area is experiencing increased poverty and unemployment, and as a result, increased caseloads at the local DSS offices.  Individuals and families are having a tough time making ends meet and finding work that allows them to pay their bills.  They are relying on the good work of community organizations and valuable government supports to get them through this difficult economic climate.  Read more in the Mountain Express.