GRAPH: U.S. Food Stamp Participation Is At An All-Time High

Recently released data from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service finds that the U.S. once again reached an all-time high in food stamp recipients in May, with 45.8 million people receiving these benefits. The blog Zero Hedge illustrates this statistic, showing how many more Americans are relying on food stamps than during even the height of the recession: