The number of food stamp recipients has climbed by about 10 million over the past two years, resulting in a program that now feeds 1 in 8 Americans and nearly 1 in 4 children.
Food Stamp Usage Across the Country
Across U.S., Food Stamp Use Soars and Stigma Fades
JASON DePARLE and ROBERT GEBELOFF
NYT, November 28, 2009