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20% of U.S. Children Live on Food Stamps

The economy may be picking up, but more children depend on food stamps now than they did at the start of the Great Recession. Around 16 million U.S. children under 18, or about 20 percent of the child population, received food stamps last year, according to a new report from Census Bureau on Wednesday. At the beginning of the recession, 9 million children received food stamps.