Number of Food Stamps Recipients Up 39% Since Obama Took Office

SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
(Data as of May 27, 2011)
FiscalPARTICIPATIONBENEFITAVERAGE MONTHLY BENEFIT
YearPersonsHouseholdsCOSTSPer PersonPer Household
ANNUAL SUMMARY
FY 201040,301,66618,618,36364,704,559,245133.79289.61
FY 200933,489,97515,232,11550,359,917,015125.31275.51
FY 200828,222,63012,727,45034,608,397,238102.19226.60
MONTHLY DATA
FY 2008
Oct 200727,007,05912,147,4782,763,946,525102.34227.53
Nov 200727,153,72712,208,0642,766,370,199101.88226.60
Dec 200727,385,52412,312,5522,789,090,515101.85226.52
Jan 200827,580,48112,431,1412,778,842,340100.75223.54
Feb 200827,547,49512,435,9382,779,283,488100.89223.49
Mar 200827,770,41712,546,2562,814,003,256101.33224.29
Apr 200827,967,76012,641,5952,838,248,777101.48224.52
May 200828,244,91312,762,5692,871,358,394101.66224.98
Jun 200828,509,72012,886,1572,900,078,521101.72225.05
Jul 200828,862,95913,052,8522,957,149,326102.45226.55
Aug 200829,258,94713,219,2132,984,537,425102.00225.77
Sep 200831,382,56114,085,5833,365,488,472107.24238.93
FY 2009
Oct 200830,841,79013,900,8153,697,627,592119.89266.00
Nov 200830,884,72913,963,0783,561,221,137115.31255.05
Dec 200831,567,03714,284,0263,648,865,577115.59255.45
Jan 200931,983,71614,499,6933,633,188,682113.60250.57
Feb 200932,332,62214,677,7363,703,673,185114.55252.33
Mar 200932,928,43314,982,1553,776,012,112114.67252.03
Apr 200933,524,07415,269,5054,499,580,155134.22294.68
May 200934,171,51815,578,7024,596,450,757134.51295.05
Jun 200934,882,03115,916,3054,675,320,239134.03293.74
Jul 200935,602,93916,259,7494,779,752,451134.25293.96
Aug 200936,241,85716,560,7534,851,752,501133.87292.97
Sep 200936,918,94816,892,8574,936,472,627133.71292.22
FY 2010
Oct 200937,672,81817,253,4665,070,842,158134.60293.90
Nov 200938,183,99817,516,8535,107,135,932133.75291.56
Dec 200938,978,98617,886,3385,244,898,952134.56293.23
Jan 201039,430,99018,117,9555,253,958,400133.24289.99
Feb 201039,588,79818,242,8365,287,836,749133.57289.86
Mar 201040,120,06118,531,9995,375,721,434133.99290.08
Apr 201040,430,50818,696,4265,390,405,728133.33288.31
May 201040,801,37518,894,4735,450,290,971133.58288.46
Jun 201041,275,45719,143,4885,503,801,482133.34287.50
Jul 201041,836,24019,435,3785,601,253,390133.89288.20
Aug 201042,389,61419,721,8435,677,210,696133.93287.86
Sep 201042,911,14119,979,2965,741,203,353133.79287.36
FY 2011
Oct 201043,200,83720,183,1075,778,377,811133.76286.30
Nov 201043,595,82120,404,8045,811,261,526133.30284.80
Dec 201044,082,36120,668,1845,890,121,141133.62284.98
Jan 201144,187,87420,748,7995,868,434,271132.81282.83
Feb 201144,199,47920,791,4085,889,248,221133.24283.25
Mar 201144,587,32821,045,9625,984,186,682134.21284.34
Data for Oct. 2008 include major hurricane disaster assistance.
FY 2010-2011 data are preliminary; all data are subject to revision.

USDA

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