More evidence of dramatic growth in US economy:-Some 15% of U.S. Uses Food Stamps

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    Nearly 15% of the U.S. population relied on food stamps in August, as the number of recipients hit 45.8 million.

    Food stamp rolls have risen 8.1% in the past year, the Department of Agriculture reported, though the pace of growth has slowed from the depths of the recession.

    The number of recipients in the food stamp program, formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), may continue to rise in coming months as families continue to struggle with high unemployment and SeptemberÂ’s data will likely include disaster assistance tied to the destruction and flooding caused by Hurricane Irene.

    Mississippi reported the largest share of its population relying on food stamps, more than 21%. One in five residents in New Mexico, Tennessee, Oregon and Louisiana also were food stamp recipients.


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