US Average Annual Food Stamp Participation Hits New High (Mar 2013)

Sources:
USDA FNS – SNAP Program Data
Matt Trivisonno’s Blog – Food Stamps Charts

With the mainstream news focused on the Dow Jones Industrial Index making new record highs and US unemployment gradually coming down, here is some data from the US Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) previously aka Food Stamp Program which shows that all may not be so rosy after all.

The chart below from Matt Trivisonno’s blog shows the SNAP Program Data from 1969 to 2012 on the annual average number of individuals receiving food stamps has hit a new record high.

Food-Stamps-Yearly

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