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Election 2012: Voting for food stamps

Feb 2, 2012
The number of Americans who receive food stamps is up and the cost to taxpayers has nearly doubled since the last presidential election year. See where your state stands on this election issue.

Food stamp budget could face cuts

Nov 3, 2011
The federal budget for food stamps doubled during the recession, but major cuts to the program are now on the table.

Poverty numbers climb

Sep 13, 2011
New census numbers say record number of Americans live below the poverty line.

More than 15% of Americans go hungry

Sep 7, 2011
The latest government figures show nearly 50 million Americans don't have enough to eat, about the same since the recession began.

15 percent of Americans are on food stamps

Aug 23, 2011
Almost 46 million Americans are on food stamps now. That's up 74 percent since 2007, according to Reuters. Bad news for Americans, and bad news for...
Customers of Ralphs supermarket use plastic bags to carry their groceries home on October 25, 2011 in Glendale, Calif.
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Food stamps: An economic indicator of things to come?

Aug 3, 2011
Jim Weill of the Food Research and Action Center says a record number of Americans are on food stamps, and government cutbacks won't directly impact the program until 2013

As recovery stalls, more Americans seek food assistance

Aug 3, 2011
One state -- Alabama -- added over a million to the food assistance rolls as tornadoes and the economy affected families

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