An interesting story in today’s New York Times points out the growing dependence of food stamps to put food on the table. The number of food stamp recipients has climbed by about 10 million over the past two years, resulting in a program that feeds 1 in 8 Americans and nearly 1 in 4 children.
Accompanying the article is a graphic showing county-by-county the percentage of residents on food stamps. Here are the figures for Texas County: All people, 24 percent; children, 46; white residents, 25; and black, 3. The percent of change since 2007 is 27 percent.