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The holidays on food stamps
The disturbingly high number of Americans buying their Thanksgiving meal with food stamps — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures
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42.2 million
Americans expected to be on food stamps this Thanksgiving, up 70 percent since 2007

$1.25
The budget, per meal, of a person on food stamps

$22.23
Estimated cost of a 16-pound turkey, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation

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