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August 6th, 2011
09:36 AM ET

46 million Americans on food stamps

CNN's Brian Todd reports on staggering figures of people on food stamps, and meets one man on the program.

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BLITZER’S BLOG: Hunger in America growing at staggering pace
August 4th, 2011
02:37 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: Hunger in America growing at staggering pace

(CNN) - It’s hard to believe, but one in seven Americans – 15% of the country – now need government-provided food stamps simply to survive.

The new numbers just came out from the United States Department of Agriculture, which administers what’s officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
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