More Americans applying for food stamps

October 17, 2008 9:20:38 AM PDT
A lot more people are facing tough times, and they are trying to stitch their dollars any way they can. In some states thousands more are applying for food stamps this year.

About 10 percent of Americans are on food stamps. That's about 29 million people, 4 million more than in 2005.

Officials point out that many of those people who are now applying for state aid work full-time jobs.