In Woonsocket, R.I., a third of the residents use SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, to pay for groceries. That means the businesses in the struggling town also rely on the program to survive.
Jourie Ortiz gets a hug from his wife, Rebecka, after he was woozy and hardly able to stand after 48 hours with only about five hours of sleep. He works an overnight shift at a supermarket and then comes home to be with his family, getting less than three hours of sleep on many days. They have two children and a combined monthly income of $1,700. They also rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post Buy Photo