WASHINGTON - According to newly-released September 2012 reports, California, Texas and Florida led the nation in yet another upsurge in government-funded food stamps distributed to low-income households and individuals. The Daily Caller reports:
The most recent data on SNAP participation were released Friday, and showed that 47,710,324 people were enrolled in the program in September, an increase of 607,559 from the 47,102,765 enrolled in August.
The number of households enrolled in the program also increased from 22,684,463 in August to 22,973,698 in September, an increase of 289,235. The average benefit, according to the new data, was $134.29 per person and $278.89 per household.