Food Stamps: More Americans Relying on Uncle Sam to Eat

Just in case we needed more evidence of the hardship inflicted by the country’s devastating economic crisis, earlier this month we got it: more Americans than ever are receiving food stamps. The Department of Agriculture reported that 35.1 million people relied on government help to buy groceries in June — 713,000 more than in the previous month and a 22% jump from the previous year’s figure