FACTOID: Who gets food stamps (SNAP)? According to USA Today the breakdown is:
- 47% of beneficiaries were children under age 18.
- 8% were age 60 or older.
- 41% lived in a household with earnings from a job — the so-called “working poor.”
- The average household received a monthly benefit of $287.
- 36% were white (non-Hispanic), 22% were African-American (non-Hispanic) and 10% were Hispanic.