Back in September, the Bloomberg administration quietly released the Mayor's Management Report for the fiscal year 2010, and among the numbers about education and unemployment comes this rather shocking tidbit: "In 2010, over 1.7 million New Yorkers received federal food stamps, more than double the number of recipients in 2001." They also report, "The great bulk of recipients—over a million—do not receive welfare assistance. In fact, the number of food stamp recipients who are not on welfare has increased almost five-fold since 2001." But it's OK, just because you're on food stamps doesn't mean you have to do the "living off ramen" thing. Enjoy them now while you can still use them for sugar! [Via Gotham Gazette]
One In Five New Yorkers On Food Stamps
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