Food Stamp Recipients Hit All-Time High

More than 35 million Americans received assistance in June through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the food stamp program — the highest number of recipients ever — according to the Food and Nutritional Service of the Department of Agriculture.

WASHINGTON — More than 35 million Americans received assistance in June through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the food stamp program — the highest number of recipients ever — according to the Food and Nutritional Service of the Department of Agriculture.

The number was up by more than 700,000 from the prior month — 35.1 million in June, compared with 34.4 million in May — and up 22% from June 2008, the service said. A USDA spokeswoman told

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