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Report: 22% of American Children Rely on Food Stamps

Report: 22% of American Children Rely on Food Stamps

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau has revealed that in 2014, more than one in five American children receive food stamps. That comes out to 16 million kids nationwide. The number is a dramatic increase from the economic recession that ended in 2008 when 9 million children received assistance in the form of food stamps. The report also broke down the household make-up of children dependent on food stamps. From Newsday: “The highest percentage of children receiving food stamps lived with their mother only, 47 percent in 2014, up from 33 percent in 2007; followed by two unmarried parents, 39 percent in 2014, up from 22 percent in 2007. The percentage of children living with married parents and receiving food stamps in 2014 was 11 percent, up from 5 percent in 2007” …

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