WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Food stamps, the main U.S. antihunger program which helps the needy buy food, set a record in September as more than 31.5 million Americans used the program — up 17 percent from a year ago, according to government data.
The number of people using food stamps in September surpassed the previous peak of 29.85 million seen in November 2005 when victims of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma received emergency benefits, said Jean Daniel of the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service. (see Reuters Story for rest of story)
That’s simply amazing! One out of every 10 Americans is receiving food aid from the government. The economy is just starting to crash and there are already 10% of the American population on Food Stamps.
Hang on, folks, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.