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Food stamp use rises to record 45.8 million

August 5, 2011 Comments off

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Nearly 15% of the U.S. population relied on food stamps in May, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

The number of Americans using the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — more commonly referred to as food stamps — shot to an all-time high of 45.8 million in May, the USDA reported. That’s up 12% from a year ago, and 34% higher than two years ago.

The program provides monthly benefits to low-income individuals and families, which they can use at stores that accept SNAP benefits.

To qualify for food stamps, an individual’s income can’t exceed $1,174 a month or $14,088 a year — an amount that is 130% of the national poverty level.

The average food stamp benefit was $133.80 per person and $283.65 per household in May.

The highest concentration of food stamp users were in California, Florida, New York and Texas — where more than 3 million residents in each state received food stamps in May.

he rise in food stamp use comes as the U.S. job market continues to sputter, and food pricesacross the country climb.

Unemployment Benefits at Risk

But a spike in food stamp users in Alabama may have been responsible for pushing total usage unusually higher in May. Following a series of devastating storms, many residents received disaster assistance under the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the USDA said. Food stamp use in the state surged from 868,813 in April to 1,762,481 in May. – CNN Money

Shared with our Ministry by the Holy Family in 2007 in regards to the coming economic collapse: Satan sees all of these things about to give birth, yet he’s powerless to get his world rulers in synch. He seeks to do the opposite of what Father has laid forth in prophecy of the Word. In a last ditch effort to try and save his kingdom, he’ll walk straight into Father’s plan for the anti-Christ. Satan will take steps to try and rectify the world economy, but he’ll fail miserably.

Isaiah 17:12 “[ Judgment against the Nations ] Ah! The roar of many peoples— they roar like the roaring of the seas. The raging of the nations— they rage like the raging of mighty waters.”

Isaiah 5:30 “On that day they will roar over it, like the roaring of the sea. When one looks at the land, there will be darkness and distress; light will be obscured by clouds.”

Proverbs 20:2 “A king’s terrible wrath is like the roaring of a lion; anyone who provokes him endangers himself.”

Revelation 10:3 “and he cried out with a loud voice like a roaring lion. When he cried out, the seven thunders spoke with their voices.”

Isaiah 44:6 [ No God Other Than Yahweh ] This is what the LORD, the King of Israel and its Redeemer, the LORD of Hosts, says: I am the first and I am the last. There is no God but Me.”

1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my dear brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord’s work, knowing that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

Genesis 22:17 “I will indeed bless you and make your offspring as numerous as the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your offspring will possess the gates of their enemies.”

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