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Participation in SNAP varies across States, reflecting differences in need and program policies

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In fiscal 2013, SNAP served an average of 47.6 million people per month, or about 15 percent of Americans. Southeastern States have a particularly high share of residents receiving SNAP benefits, with participation rates of 17 to 22 percent. In 2013, Wyoming and North Dakota were the only States with less than 8 percent of the population receiving SNAP benefits.

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Last updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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