Food & Politics: The Future Of Food Stamps

african american girl holding on to a cart in grocery store(BlackDoctor.org) — Could you survive on a food budget of less than $5 per day? Many Americans do. Recent statistics from the Agriculture Department show that the number of people relying on food stamps has risen from 41,836,469 in June 2010 to 45,344,946 in July 2011, both figures a substantial increase from the 33,489,975 people participating in the program in 2009.