46,609,072 People on Food Stamps in 2012; Record 47,791,996 in December
Nearly a quarter of the people living in Washington, D.C. are on the program.
On Friday, the United States Department of Agriculture quietly released new statistics related to the food stamps program, officially known as SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). The numbers reveal, in 2012, the food stamps program was the biggest it’s ever been, with an average of 46,609,072 people on the program every month of last year. 47,791,996 people were on the program in the month of December 2012. Read more The Weekly Standard