Record 32.2M Get Food Stamps

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2009 4:20 PM CDT
Record 32.2M Get Food Stamps
A Link card, Illinois' version of food stamps.   (AP Photo)

More than 32 million people in the US are now receiving food stamps—a full tenth of the population, Reuters reports. The record enrollment in January marks the third time in 5 months the total has increased. Numbers rose in all but four states. Recipients got an average of $112.82, and the benefits go up 13% this month under the stimulus package. (More poverty stories.)

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