Here are the just released figures from the Department of Agriculture, which administers the program, for the month of November 2010.
The rate of increase may be slowing down—but it’s still increasing. At 43 million people, that’s 14% of the US population.
In other words, one in seven Americans do not have enough money to eat.
I wonder how many will be on Food Stamps by November 2011—or more to the point, November of 2012.