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Record 23,116,441 households on food stamps
The number of American households on food stamps reached a new record high in March, according to new data released by the Department.The March numbers the USDA released Friday reveal 23,116,441 households enrolled in the Supplemental Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, each receiving an average monthly benefit of $274.30.
The number of individuals on SNAP did not break any records but remained high, with 47,727,052 people enrolled in SNAP, receiving an average monthly of $132.86.