Food Stamp Recipients Increasingly Are The Working Poor

by Joseph Erbentraut

New research shows the percentage of food stamp recipients from households where at least one person is employed has been steadily increasing. (Photo: Jim Young/Reuters)

According to a recent report from the USDA, an increasing share of individuals who receive benefits through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program, also known as food stamps, live in households where at least one person is working.