The number of food stamps recipients in the U.S. rose in December to record levels, marking the highest monthly total since 2009, according to the U and USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
The number climbed by 17 percent to nearly 16 million recipients.
The report shows that nearly a third of the people receiving food stamps now live in the South, a region that was hit hardest by the recession.
The region was hit hard by the housing downturn and has experienced an uptick in crime and homelessness.
In the past few years, the number of SNAP recipients in rural areas has dropped sharply, according in a report by the U of S Department of Agriculture.
“We’ve got a number of factors contributing to that, but one of the biggest factors is the economic downturn,” said Dr. Mary K. Bier, a nutrition specialist at the University of Southern California’s College of Public Health.
The SNAP program is administered by the federal government, the state and local governments and by the states. “
And as more and more people move into rural areas, they have fewer options.”
The SNAP program is administered by the federal government, the state and local governments and by the states.
In 2015, the U