The Sad Rise Of Food Stamp Use In America

Earlier today, the House passed the Farm Bill without any funding provision for food stamps.

For some context, here’s a chart tweeted on Monday by Bloomberg Briefs’ Economist Michael McDonough.

The cost of the program — which spiked during the recession — currently accounts for nearly 14% of grocery store sales, with 47.8 million Americans receiving the subsidy.

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Participants receive an average of $133.14 per month in food stamps, hardly enough to live on.

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