Poverty

One in Five Families Are on Food Stamps

A record

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The latest available data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that a record number 23 million households in the United States are now on food stamps.

The most recent Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP) statistics of the number of households receiving food stamps shows that 23,087,886 households participated in January 2013—an increase of 889,154 families from January 2012 when the number of households totaled 22,188,732. 

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