The Face Of The Food Stamp Recipient
Opponents of federal aid programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have made an effort to portray recipients of assistance as “takers” and as people getting “gifts” from the government. The attempt, it seems, is to portray people who receive government assistance as different from everyone else. But what does a SNAP recipient really look like? Here is a look into the numbers to find out just how much as SNAP recipient has in common with the average American.