March 3, 1997 |
There they are, at the forefront of American welfare reform, two little California counties that just said no to food stamps for some of their neediest citizens. Their very littleness may make us look at them and say, "So what?" Here in Plumas County on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada, 80 to 100 nonworking single adults soon will be without food assistance. In agricultural San Benito County, the number is about 200.