A report from the Department of Health Services says a requirement that people work to receive food stamps is making a positive impact.
Ryne Lodl is with the Housing Partnership of the Fox Cities. He says the FoodShare Employment and Training Program is working locally as well. He says one man is now making $16 an hour, with benefits, and he’s transitioning out of the program.
People need to work 20 hours a week, and Lodl says they get what they put into it.
Statewide, more than 18,000 participants are now employed. The agency says the average wage is over $12 an hour.