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Teach a man to fish: Millions drop off welfare benefit

In Texas, 3,921,000 persons took SNAP benefits during FY 2017, which is approximately 14 percent of the state’s population, or one in seven.

According to the most recent data from 2017, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly referred to as food stamps, reported the lowest number of participants since 2010.

As of August 3, 39.3 million Americans were collecting SNAP benefits, down from 44.2 million in 2016, and from a peak of 47.6 million in 2013.

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