Nearly 1 in 6 Americans relies on food stamps to eat, according to the U.S. Agriculture Department. Food stamp use increased 2.8% in April compared with April 2012, with more than 15% of the population utilizing the program. Washington, D.C., and Mississippi reported the highest usage, with 23% and 22% of those populations participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Wyoming had the lowest usage, with 7% of the population participating.
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