25. The First Official Food Stamp Program Ended In 1943
Today, millions of people use the SNAP program, the modern-day version of food stamps. This statistic hasn’t changed much as by the time the first food stamp program ended in 1943, four years after it started, over 20 million Americans took part in the program at one time or another.
The highest rate of people using the food stamp program at one time is 4 million people, which occurred in the early 1940s. The food stamp program’s total bill in 1943 was $242 million. The program ended because the unemployment rate lowered, and not as many people used the program.