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The 10 states with highest food stamp use

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Out of all the tragic consequences of the economic crisis, conceivably the most ruinous is the reality that each day, more and more Americans are struggling to feed their families.

Recent stats from the USDA specify that 14.2 percent of the United States’ population participated in SNAP; now officially called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in February 2011.

In particular, nearly 20 percent of the residents of some Southern states rely on food stamps. Click continue for a list of the top 10 states whose residents rely on SNAP. –ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie

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  1. Sara on July 22, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    The only thing about Tennessee on this list that surprises me, is that it isn’t number 1. They over pay in food stamps and give it to everyone, give tenncare, hud, disability, you name it. That’s why people make it a full time job. Let me tell you, it’s impossible to get cut off too. Even when the state is told about fraud. Crime/domestic violence is also a common occurrence and again- Tennessee state will look the other way. If you’re looking for these traits in a state, move to East Tennessee. You will fit right in!