The US food stamp program is based on criteria that gives money towards individuals and families that live below certain economic scales. This includes those who might even have a job(s).
However, the crux is that growth in food stamp recipients is expected to rise through 2014 according to a new CBO projection, and this shows evidence that the government doesn't really believe there will be any new substantial job growth for Americans over the next two years.
Chart courtesy of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
Yet, the SNAP food stamp program is broken, as seen here where Atlanta prison inmates bragged about how much food they accumulated behind bars using a EBT card they lawfully got from government agencies.
And we wonder why the Budget deficit is over $150 billion per month, and showing no signs of slowing.