3/15/13, "Food-stamp use doubles," NY Post, Carl Campanile
"The number of New York City residents receiving food stamps more than
doubled over the past decade under Mayor Bloomberg, according to data
Now, 1.8 million receive food stamps, a jump from 800,000 in 2002, the Independent Budget Office data show....
The cost of the federally funded
food-stamp program in the city skyrocketed to $3.4 billion from $1.28
billion over the past decade."