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One in 7 Americans is on Food Stamps

The number of people on food stamps as of September: nearly 43 million people were using the program, according to figures out this week, basically one in seven Americans.

And what we’re seeing is quite a few people new to the program, who never before in their lifetime expected to take advantage of any government program.

The criteria for qualifying for food stamps: People need to be at 130 percent of the poverty level or lower. For a family of four, that’s an income of just under $29,000, according to government guidelines.

[NPR]

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One Response to “One in 7 Americans is on Food Stamps”

  1. MY INCOME IS LESS THAN 10,000 A YR. I GET FOODSTAMPS AND ENERGY ASSISTANCE.


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