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Stats of our lives: 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

42.2 millionAmericans expected to be on food stamps this Thanksgiving, up 70 percent since 2007

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

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