BOSTON (CBS) – The number of people on food stamps in Massachusetts has increased by 86.4 percent since the beginning of the recession, according to a new report in the Federal Reserve of Boston’s Communities & Banking Magazine.

The report says that in 2010, the number of people relying on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Massachusetts rose to more than one in 10 people.

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The report, by University of Minnesota Economics researcher Ben Senauer notes that although Massachusetts saw a steep increase in people relying on SNAP benefits, the percentage of recipients was still below the national average of 13.1 percent.

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Nationwide, the government went from spending $30.4 billion on SNAP in 2007 to $71.8 billion in 2011.

The report theorizes that, similar to the ending of past recessions, participation will decline in the coming years and that price tag will decrease.

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To receive SNAP benefits, a household’s net monthly income cannot exceed the federal poverty level.