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Food Stamp America: 45 Million on the Rolls for 54 Straight Months

There was a slight dip, but the overall number [1] is really big:

The number of individuals receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as food stamps, has exceeded 45 million for 54 straight months, according to data [2] released by the Department of Agriculture.

There were 45,368,348 beneficiaries of the food stamp program in October 2015, the latest month for which data is available. The number declined by 47,097 from September to October.