Number of Texans receiving food stamps up sharply amid recession
POSTED: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 7:34am
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 7:34am
The number of Texans receiving federal food assistance — commonly known as food stamps — has increased by nearly 1.4 million people in the last four years. Nearly 15 percent of Texans now receive food stamps, and many more than that are eligible.
More than 3.7 million Texans — more than half of whom are children — receive food benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a federally funded program administered by the state Health and Human Services Commission.
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