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More services for booming Hispanic population

August 19, 2003

Vienna-- Southwest Georgia's Hispanic population is growing and state agencies are scrambling to meet their needs.

Dooly County's DFACS office will pass out new food stamp pamphlets written in Spanish. It's part of a state-wide education program called Food Stamp Outreach, targeting the Hispanic population. There are other programs in the works as well.

Norman Dexter of DFACS in Dooly County says, "We have a new program covering kids that is trying to get the word out on, insuring uninsured children throughout the state and of course we have pamphlets published in English and Spanish."

In addition to the Food Stamp Outreach, four employees at the Dooly County DFACS location are taking Spanish language classes. 4.5 percent of the county's population is Hispanic.

Posted at 4:00 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com

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