The federal food stamp program is expanded by $20 billion, or 13 percent, to aid those hurt by the recession and give a jolt to the economy. (July 7, 2009)
Food Stamp Recipient Rolls Grow
The recession added about 4.8 million people to the rolls of the federal food stamp program between February 2008 and February 2009. The states that experienced the largest increases in food stamp recipients are Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Florida.
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