The maximum food stamp amount for one person is $200/mo., which works out to over $6.50/day. For two people, the maximum is $367/mo.--that's about $6.11/day. (I'm using 30 days per month.) The maximum decreases slightly as recipients are added, which makes sense because feeding five is probably not five times as expensive as feeding one. Food stamps are intended as a supplement for those who have some income...as their income goes up, their food stamps go down until they reach a point of non-eligibility.