More than 1/8 th of the population is now receiving food stamps.
I once had a student who needed food stamps but could not get them in Arizona. She had no income and a daughter. She couldn't find work.
She couldn't get welfare because she had reached the lifetime limit (I think it was 2 years) while going back to college. So, she had no job and could not get welfare or foodstamps. She eventually found a job through hard work.
Had it not been for the generosity of a neighbor, she would have lost her home and car.
Not everyone who needs them can get food stamps. How many people need them in addition to those receiving them?