Food Stamp Use Nears Record

As Jobs Vanish and Prices Rise, Food Stamp Use Nears Record
Erik Eckholm
March 31, 2008

Driven by a painful mix of layoffs and rising food and fuel prices, the number of Americans receiving food stamps is projected to reach 28 million in the coming year, the highest level since the aid program began in the 1960s.

For more information see:
USDA Food Stamp Program Data & Statistics

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