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About 1 in 7 in U.S. Receive Food Stamps

Posted By admin On May 4, 2011 @ 6:34 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled

Sara Murray
WSJ [1]
Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Growth in the food stamp program appeared to reach a plateau in February — with 14.3% of the population relying on the safety net program.

The number of food stamp recipients was essentially flat in February, the most recent month available, with 44.2 million Americans receiving benefits, according a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (See a sortable breakdown of the data here. [2])

The food stamp program ballooned during the recession as workers lost their jobs or saw their hours and income reduced. The rise in recipients has begun to flatten in recent months, which may mean that as the economy is improving fewer Americans are seeking to join the program. Enrollment in the program is still high though, with 11.6% more people tapping benefits in February than the same month a year earlier.

Food stamp numbers aren’t seasonally adjusted though, meaning a variety of factors could influence the monthly tallies and the program could grow again in coming months.

Full story here. [1]

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[1] WSJ: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2011/05/03/about-1-in-7-americans-receive-food-stamps/

[2] See a sortable breakdown of the data here.: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703834804576301244003755956.html

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[4] Stock up with Fresh Food that lasts with eFoodsDirect (AD): http://www.efoodsdirect.com/

[5] Recovery: Record 23 Million American Households Receive Food Stamps: http://www.prisonplanet.com/recovery-record-23-million-american-households-receive-food-stamps.html

[6] Welfare recipients trade in food stamps for cash to buy illicit street drugs, weapons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/welfare-recipients-trade-in-food-stamps-for-cash-to-buy-illicit-street-drugs-weapons.html

[7] 35 Million Americans on Food Stamps: 12 Percent of U.S. Population on Food Stamps Highest Since Records Kept in 1969: http://www.prisonplanet.com/35-million-americans-on-food-stamps-12-percent-of-u-s-population-on-food-stamps-highest-since-records-kept-in-1969.html

[8] More Americans Will Use Food Stamps For Thanksgiving This Year Than Ever Before: http://www.prisonplanet.com/more-americans-will-use-food-stamps-for-thanksgiving-this-year-than-ever-before.html

[9] Record one in six Americans now on food stamps as depression escalates: http://www.prisonplanet.com/record-one-in-six-americans-now-on-food-stamps-as-depression-escalates.html

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