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Food-stamp recipients seek to replace food after power outages

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About 3,000 food stamp recipients have been scrambling to get additional help after their food spoiled when the power went out after weekend storms, WCCO reports.

Recipients are eligible to get back 50 percent of any lost food – if they wait in line and sign a notarized affidavit, WCCO reports. (The penalty for lying is $250,000 and up to 20 years in jail, WCCO noted.)

WCCO talked with several people waiting in line at Century Plaza in Minneapolis:

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