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Friday, February 13, 2015

1 in 5 children now rely on SNAP


According to the U.S. Census survey of American families released at the end of January 2015, 16 million children relied on the SNAP Program in 2014, a huge spike from pre-recession levels when eight to nine million children received assistance. This increase signals that while the economy has been recovering, low-income families continue to struggle.

Source:  One in five U.S. children now rely on food stamps: Census data – Reuters, January 28, 2015