20% of U.S. Children Live on Food Stamps

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The economy may be picking up, but more children depend on food stamps now than they did at the start of the Great Recession.

Around 16 million U.S. children under 18, or about 20 percent of the child population, received food stamps last year, according to a new report from Census Bureau on Wednesday.

At the beginning of the recession, 9 million children received food stamps. Read more at the Wall Street Journal.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

3 COMMENTS

  1. What do you mean “children”? Its the “Parents” that qualify and then get a certain amount based on income and amount of “dependents”. You don’t have a 6 year old kid walking into a SNAP office on his own and request “food stamps”.

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