Agriculture and rural communities are grappling with the problem, with many Americans struggling to feed themselves, even as they work to reduce the number of Americans on food stamps.
Agriculture and urban communities are struggling with the issue, with some finding it harder to pay their bills because of higher costs for goods and services.
According to a 2015 study from the Pew Research Center, food stamp usage declined to its lowest levels in five decades in 2015.
But according to a report released Tuesday, nearly half of American households are now on food assistance.
While many of those on food aid don’t have a lot of savings or money to spend, there are some people who are struggling to make ends meet.
For example, the majority of people on food programs are married with children, according to Pew.
The Census Bureau reports that nearly a quarter of people who received food assistance in 2015 were married, and two-thirds of those married people reported that they worked part-time.
That is a higher share than any other group.
In 2016, more than 50 percent of married people with children worked part time.
The Census Bureau’s most recent estimates show that of the working age population with children in 2016, 25.3 million were married with two children, and a quarter worked part or full-time as a sole proprietor.
In contrast, there were 7.6 million people on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 2015, and about 13.6 percent of those working food assistance were married.
Nearly a third of all food assistance recipients were single mothers, the Census Bureau said.
Many of them rely on food from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), which provides cash benefits to mothers and their children.
“There is an increase in the use of food aid as an alternative to welfare,” said Michelle Hagan, a senior policy analyst with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
“A lot of people are choosing to supplement their income by using SNAP.
People who are trying to make the most of the opportunity to use food aid.
There are still a lot people who don’t know how to use the program.”
Food stamps are supposed to help those who are unemployed and who have no other income.
In 2015, food assistance was used to help more than 6 million people, or one in five Americans, according the Department of Agriculture.
The number of people receiving SNAP assistance increased from about 3.5 million to about 4.5 millions in that time, but the overall number of recipients was also rising, with about 1.5 percent of the population receiving benefits in 2015 alone.
Hagan pointed out that food stamp use has not been a significant issue in rural areas in recent years.
In 2010, a bipartisan bill to reform food stamp programs passed the House of Representatives.
But the bill was blocked by the Republican-led Senate, which did not take up the measure.
The new report estimates that, of the 5 million people who receive food assistance, more that 6.4 million are married, 1.6 or 2.3 percent are single parents, and 6.3 or 7.7 percent are part-timers.
Those numbers are higher than they were in 2008, when the recession began, but not by much.
Most of those receiving food assistance are married and have children, while the other half are single mothers and do not have children.
About 3.3 of all people receiving food aid were married in 2016.
More than 70 percent of SNAP recipients are white, the highest percentage of any group, according an analysis by the Urban Institute.
Many of those who receive benefits are African American, and those living in rural and minority communities tend to have lower incomes and lower incomes than the white population.
About 6 percent of recipients are women, and nearly half are aged 18 to 64, according this analysis.
Women are also disproportionately affected by the SNAP program, with women making up 60 percent of people with SNAP benefits, and they are more likely to be in poverty than men.
It’s unclear how many people will need assistance in the next few years.
If the population does not decrease dramatically, it could take a decade or more before SNAP recipients become eligible for food stamps, according a report from the University of Michigan.
Poverty has risen in the United States over the past few decades, especially among young people.
Between 2000 and 2015, the number who were living below the poverty line fell by half, from 15 percent to 6 percent, according data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
At the same time, the population has grown more diverse.
There were more people in 2015 who identified as Hispanic, black, Asian or Pacific Islander, according Census data.
Overall, food stamps are intended to be a safety net, but they are often used to feed people who can’t afford to buy food, or who are unable to afford food because they lack a job or other resources. Food