FOOD STAMP PARTICIPATION INCREASES IN JANUARY 2004 TO NEARLY 23.5 MILLION PERSONS
Monday, April 19, 2004
- Organization: Food Research and Action Center
Participation in the Food Stamp Program in January 2004 (the latest data available) increased by 155,803 persons from the previous month, to 23,470,766 persons. Some of this increase was due to continuing high rates of joblessness, states improving access, and the effects of the food stamp reauthorization implementation. The January 2004 level of Food Stamp Program participation represented a rise of almost 2.8 million persons compared to one year earlier, and nearly 6.6 million persons since July, 2000 (when program participation nationally reached its lowest point in the last decade).