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Choctaw County / Food Costs #236293

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 20, 1974
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(Studio) Poverty stricken in Choctaw Cnty., Mississippi, struggle to get food.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Choctaw Cnty., Mississippi) 40% of people in Choctaw Cnty. poor; food stamp program terminated last spring; poor get no help with spiraling food costs. Ernestine Smith family's problem profiled. [Mrs. Eva Mae CUMMINGS - says it's been week since her family had meat.] New York-based antihunger organization, files suit to get food stamp program reinstated. [Food research and action center Stephen BROOKS - says stamp program could mean difference between hunger and malnutrition or minimally adequate diet.]

Mudd, Roger;
Rabel, Ed

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