40 million Americans living on food stamps
Nearly 40 million Americans are receiving food stamps - that's 1 in 8. The unemployment rate of 9.9 percent was announced last Friday. Food stamps help poor people buy food during times of economic distress. The Agriculture Department said 39.68 million people asked for food stasmps during February, an increase of 260,000 from January. Research has shown that one in three eligible people are not receiving benefits. Not sure how their system works but it sounds terrible. How are they surviving without benefits, anybody knows?