http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/...mps/52645882/1The most recent Department of Agriculture report on the general characteristics of the SNAP program's beneficiaries says that in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2010:
47% of beneficiaries were children under age 18.
8% were age 60 or older.
41% lived in a household with earnings from a job the so-called "working poor."
The average household received a monthly benefit of $287.
36% were white (non-Hispanic), 22% were African American (non-Hispanic) and 10% were Hispanic.