165,903 Missourians Report No Income but Food Stamps
Over the weekend, the New York Times published an article about a growing subset of Americans: those whose sole source of income is food stamps.
This population extends into Missouri. According to data collected from food stamp programs, the number of food stamp recipients in Missouri with no other cash income rose from 139,418 in June 2007 to 165,903 in June 2009. This represents an increase of 19 percent.