FORWARD: Another Month, Another New Food Stamps Record
New Record for Food Stamp Usage: Over 47.7 Million Americans
According to new data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Participation in the SNAP program reached a new all-time high of 47,710,324 individuals in September, on the strength of the largest monthly increase in 16 months–over 600,000 new participants in a single month.
The number of participating households also hit a new high of more than 22.9 Million. The average benefit per person was $134.29, and the total cost for the month of September was over $6.4 Billion.
Unfortunately for Food Stamp proponents, while the program is obviously feeding Americans, to the tune of around $200 Million per day, we are not seeing any positive impact on employment.
“If you want to create jobs, the quickest way to do it is to provide more funding for food stamps”
–Nancy Pelosi (D), California
The Washington Dispatch