Food stamp use shows we are not better off

Two recent articles in The News grabbed my attention. In the Sept. 5 edition on page A6 was the headline, "Food stamp use hits record 46.7 million." In the Sept. 6 edition on page A1 was the headline, "Record number of families struggled to feed families."
I read both articles in their entirety. Are we better off now than we were four years ago? I think not.
Mark Tanski