Food Stamps Saved Millions Out of Poverty in 2012


In the government's annual update on income, poverty and health insurance coverage, the report states that food stamps kept 4 million Americans out of poverty in 2012.

The report finds that SNAP is working as an anti-poverty program as well as a nutrition program, according to Elizabeth Lower-Basch of the Center for Law and Social Policy.


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