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1960

JFK was moved by the malnutrition and poverty he saw in West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around 1960

May 29, 1961

Elderson Muncie in McDowell County received the first food stamps in the nation

1964

The Food Stamp Act was passed, making the program permanent

Other events that happened on or around 1964

1999

An average of 247,249 individuals received food stamps in West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around 1999

2001

Department of Agriculture awarded West Virginia extra funding of $1.9 million for performance

2001

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources assumed responsibility of funding for food stamp program

Other events that happened on or around 2001


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