Record Number of Households on Food Stamps-- 1 out of Every 5
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Record Number of Households on Food Stamps– 1 out of Every 5

Record Number of Households on Food Stamps– 1 out of Every 5

April 25, 2013

By Joe Schoffstall

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.

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Nutrition Assistance for Puerto Rico is a federal aid program of the US Department of Agriculture. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

The most recent statistics from the United States Census Bureau– from December 2012– puts the number of households in the United States at 115,310,000. If you divide 115,310,000 by 23,087,866, that equals one out of every five households now receiving food stamps.

Continue reading at Record Number of Households on Food Stamps– 1 out of Every 5 | CNS News.

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