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SNAP Participation Rates Continue to Rise

Between August 2008 and August 2009, the number of people receiving SNAP benefits (formally known as food stamps) increased 24%. Tracking SNAP recipient data by state provides a sense of which parts of the country are experiencing the most dramatic growth in economic need among families with children and where we can expect to see the largest increases in child poverty during 2009. (Brookings). Read more» 01/14/2010