101 Million Get Food Aid From Federal Gov't; Outnumber Full-Time Private Sector WorkersSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 20:09
101 Million Get Food Aid From Federal Gov't; Outnumber Full-Time Private Sector Workers
July 8, 2013 - 11:32 AM
By Elizabeth Harrington
(CNSNews.com) – The number of Americans receiving subsidized food assistance from the federal government has risen to 101 million, representing roughly a third of the U.S. population.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that a total of 101,000,000 people currently participate in at least one of the 15 food programs offered by the agency, at a cost of $114 billion in fiscal year 2012.
That means the number of Americans receiving food assistance has surpassed the number of full-time private sector workers in the U.S.