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Monday, March 2, 2015

ONE IN FIVE CHILDREN ON FOOD STAMPS


The number of children receiving food stamps remains higher than it was before the start of the Great Recession in 2007, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau table.

The rate of children living with married parents who receive food stamps has doubled since 2007. In 2014, an estimated 16 million children, or about one in five, received SNAP assistance compared with the roughly 9 million children, or one in eight, that received this form of assistance before the recession.


Source: Census Bureau, 2/20/15, Kids on SNAP