Food stamp use declines
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September 2019 – Recent USDA data shows that 5,829,890 people have discontinued their participation in food stamps through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) since February 2017. Food stamp participation reached a historic high in 2013, during the Obama administration, but has since been on a consistent decline due to state legislatures passing laws requiring food stamp recipients to work, attend school, volunteer, or participate in job training. President Donald Trump has signaled his intention to curb the nation’s dependency on food stamps and wants those coming into the country to be self-sufficient., 6/19/19