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Demand is up for food stamps. In one Colorado county that’s led to delays.

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Inflation is rising and so is the pressure on Coloradans to put food on the table. That’s one reason for an increase in applications for the federal SNAP program, known as food stamps. But in at least one county, rising demand and a labor shortage mean months of delays for people seeking support. CPR’s Rachel Estabrook spoke to officials in Mesa County about the backlog after a listener submitted a question for our Colorado Wonders.