U.S. Food-Stamp Use Increased to 46.5 Million in May, USDA Says

Aug. 2 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. food-stamp use rose 0.5 percent in May from the previous month, the government said.

About 46.497 million Americans received aid, up from 46.275 million in April, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on its website. Participation was 2.4 percent higher than a year earlier and the most since December, the USDA said.

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