13 Alabama counties saw 85 percent drop in food stamp participation after work requirements restarted

2 points. No one should be hungry in this country even if it means we must have a food stamp program. (There are other ways to address the hunger issue, but that aside.) Also food stamps are very lucrative for many large food corporations. There’s a reason one can buy soda with food stamps.

Regardless, this is interesting.

(From AL.com)

As of Jan. 1, 2017, there were 13,663 able-bodied adults without dependents receiving food stamps statewide. That number dropped to 7,483 by May 1, 2017. Among the 13 counties, there were 5,538 adults ages 18-50 without dependents receiving food stamps as of Jan. 1, 2017. That number dropped to 831 – a decline of about 85 percent – by May 1, 2017.

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