Tuesday, December 01, 2009

NYT Food Stamp Article

NY Times has some of the best coverage of food issues. Here are a few striking statistics from this current article on the rise of food stamp use:
  • 20,000 more people per day require food stamp assistance.
  • 239 counties in the United States where at least a quarter of the population receives food stamps.
  • More than 36 million people use food stamp assistance.
  • Nearly 12 percent of Americans receive aid.
Something to think about this holiday. Here's some great tips on donating food and time to a local food bank.


1 comment:

Chrystal K. said...

I've been trying to get foodstamps myself.