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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Food Stamp Use Falls to Lowest Level in Seven Years

Participation in the food stamp program took a dive to the lowest level it has been in seven years, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

USDA statistics on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation showed that 42,609,852 people in the U.S. took part in the food stamp program in fiscal year (FY) 2017, the lowest level it has been since 2010 when 40,302,000 people enrolled in the program.

Food stamp usage has been on a steady decline after 2013, when enrollment in the government program swelled to 47.6 million, the highest amount it has ever been since the program’s inception.

The increase in the number people receiving food stamps during that period can be attributed to the Obama administration’s effort to allow those with higher incomes to receive benefits. Enrollment in benefits increased by 70 percent from the year former President Barack Obama took office in 2008 to 2013.



Anonymous said...

Make America Great Again - by requiring those on welfare to get jobs!

YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I always loved getting behind a woman using food stamps and wearing THE most expensive nail design out there. Not to mention the NEED for designer handbags.

Anonymous said...

It is clearly a program that has been abused big time.
It should be more closely monitored by the employees of the Federal Government.