Record 32.2M Get Food Stamps

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2009 4:20 PM CDT
A Link card, Illinois' version of food stamps.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – More than 32 million people in the US are now receiving food stamps—a full tenth of the population, Reuters reports. The record enrollment in January marks the third time in 5 months the total has increased. Numbers rose in all but four states. Recipients got an average of $112.82, and the benefits go up 13% this month under the stimulus package.