As of May 2009, one in nine Americans receives SNAP benefits and the program serves over $34 million, shattering all previous records. As the number of people collecting benefits increases, news surrounding the program climbs along with it. Check out the recent media coverage listed below, starting with national publications and ending with local news, which reports on how increasing participation affects the economy and the program itself.
Boost in Food-Stamp Funding Percolates Through Economy
Caseworker shortage delaying food stamp applications
More seek relief in bad times: Local food-stamp, welfare recipients grow in number