March 26, 2017

Food Stamp Participation Escalates

  • Almost 41 million Americans are currently receiving nutritional assistance, according to the USDA’s most recent release, which is the highest level of participation to date.
  • The number of participants has grown every year since 2000, when less than 17 million Americans received assistance.
  • The current budget is on pace to be almost $15 billion more than last year – the most on record with an annual expenditure of about $65 billion.
  • The average amount each individual receives is about $134 each month.

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