Record: Over 47 Million on Food Stamps for Entire Year Food stamp enrollments have remained over 47 million for an unprecedented 13 consecutive months.  According to the most recent figures available from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which oversees the food stamp program, in August 2012, 47,102,765 individuals… Continue Reading

101M Americans Get Food Aid from Federal Gov’t; More Than the Number of Private Sector Workers

Elizabeth Harrington ( – The number of Americans receiving subsidized food assistance from the federal government has risen to 101 million, representing roughly a third of the U.S. population. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that a total of… Continue Reading