The number of Americans receiving food assistance, subsidized by the federal budget has increased to 101 million people, representing about one-third of the U.S. population,
U.S. Department of Agriculture said that a total of 101 million people are currently involved in at least one of the 15 food programs offered by the agency. Their costs in 2012 amounted to $ 114 billion
This means that the number of Americans receiving food aid has exceeded the number of private sector employees in the United States.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2012 was 97.18 million full-time employees in the private sector.
The U.S. population is 316.2 million people, or nearly a third of Americans receiving food assistance from the government.
101000000 from receiving benefits as a food — a record — 47000000 Americans participated in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as "food stamps." Ministry of Agriculture of the country SNAP describes as the "biggest internal security program of hunger."