One in Five Louisianians Now on Food Stamps

By Fergus Hodgson
State has 3rd highest recipient rate in nation NEW ORLEANS – The latest data from the United States Department of Agriculture shows that 852,000 Louisiana residents receive food stamps, up by 12.1 percent since July of 2009. Recipients now account for 19.0 percent of the state’s population, well above the current national average of 13.6...

TAGS: food stamps, poverty, SNAP

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