Since the recession, persistent unemployment has left middle-class life out of reach for millions of Americans.
But few residents of Morris County, N.J., could have ever imagined they would end up on government assistance.
Phyllis Tonnesen is on the front lines of the epidemic. She works for the Department of Human Services Office of Temporary Assistance. In her 27 years at the agency, she says this is the worst she's ever seen it.
See the rest of the story at CNN Money - Living on food stamps in middle-class suburbia
Previously: Could you live on $30 a week? | Witnesses to Hunger: A portrait of food insecurity in America | Childhood malnutrition has long lasting effects | The food stamp challenge: eating on $30 a week
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