The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) reports that in July 2010, SNAP/Food Stamps participation set a new record: 41,836,330 persons, an increase of 560,873 individuals from July 2010, the prior record level, and an increase of more than 6.2 million people compared with the prior July.
Approximately one in eight Americans receives SNAP/Food Stamps. This is the highest share of the U.S. population on SNAP/Food Stamps. Full details are available on the FRAC website. The SNAP section of the site also includes a PDF download that tracks 1-month changes, 1-year changes, 5-year changes, and a state-by-state analysis, along with historic trends from 1998 – 2010.