The number of food stamp dependent Americans hit a six-year low in President Donald Trump’s first year in office.
This reflects an improving economy and falling unemployment, according to a U.S. Agriculture Department report.
An average of 42.2 million Americans participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program program in 2017, which is an 11 percent decrease from 2013, when a record number of people used food stamps, according to USDA.
“Federal spending for SNAP totaled $68.0 billion or 4 percent less than in the previous fiscal year,” USDA reported.
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