New Report: State Participation Rates in Food Stamps Vary

Posted by on December 7, 2009

Latest USDA Study Shows State Participation Rates For Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Vary Widely

USDA today issued a study which shows how successful each State is in reaching families eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and that state-by-state participation rates in SNAP varied widely. According to Reaching Those in Need: State Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation Rates in 2007, the latest annually released report, 66 percent of eligible persons received SNAP benefits. Among states, SNAP participation rates varied widely from an estimated low of 47 percent to a high of 100 percent.

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