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Working-age people now make up majority on food stamps

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(KTVI) – More and more families are relying on food stamps. For the first time ever, working-age people now make up the majority of households that rely on food stamps. Just a few years ago children and the elderly were the main recipients.

Some of the change is due to demographics, such as the trend toward having fewer children. But, a slow economic recovery with high unemployment is also playing a big role.

6 comments

    • ByeByeToTheRite

      Yeah, and yer from Hogs Creek, MO, where you live in the second rusted out pickup truck from the road, just down from the abandoned trailer park, right?

  • Pam Fletcher

    It’s really a shame that it has come to this. I was off work a little over two years ago recovering from cancer surgery. I was told that while I was off work for four months( and only getting 60% of my income on disability.) that I qualified for $16.00 a month for food stamps. I was amazed. I was homeless and I still only qualified for $16.00 a month. I just wonder how many people that get food stamps are in the same situation.

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