Go Economy! Americans Broke Food Stamps Record In January

The L.A. Times reports Americans’ love of eating and immense poverty have combined to help our people set a new record for food stamp consumption in a month.

From the story:

About 39.4 million Americans, the most ever, received food stamps in January, the government said.

The number of recipients was up 22% from a year earlier, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The total of Americans getting the subsidy has hit records for 14 consecutive months.

No word on stats for February or March just yet, but hopefully this is a record-breaking surge that ends sometime soon.

Food stamp rolls break record again [L.A.Times]
(Thanks NORMLgirl!)