Recession finds increase in food stamp usage in Oklahoma Published: December 4, 2013

The Tulsa World reports that the percentage of Oklahoma households using food stamps has continued to increase in the years since the recession ended, and nowhere is that more evident than Muskogee.

Between 2010 and 2012, more than one in four Muskogee residents used food stamps during a 12-month period, making it the highest use rate among cities and counties with a population of 20,000 or more in Oklahoma and on par with cities such as Memphis, Tenn., and Toledo, Ohio.

An estimated 26 percent of Muskogee households participated in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, known as food stamps, in 2010-2012, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau figures. Read the rest of this story at

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