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Food stamp recruiter must enroll 150 seniors in the program a month

A Florida food stamp recruiter is tasked with enrolling at least 150 senior citizens in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program a month, The Washington Post reports in a profile about SNAP outreach.

Following 56 year old recruiter Dillie Nerios perform her task, to appeal to seniors to get them to sign up for food stamp benefits, The Post offers additional insight into the program — which has reached record participation levels in recent months — currently feeding more than 47 million people, or one in seven Americans.

The story follows recruiter Dillie Nerios, 56, as she encourages approaches potentially SNAP-eligible seniors to join the program with the help of gift baskets.

“Help is available,” The Post reports Nerios saying to hundreds of seniors each week. “You deserve it. So, yes or no?”

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