Participation in SNAP varies across States, reflecting differences in need and program policies
In fiscal year 2021, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) served an average of 41.5 million people per month, or 12.5 percent of U.S. residents. The share of residents receiving SNAP benefits in each State ranged as high as 24.6 percent in New Mexico to as low as 4.9 percent in Utah. In 39 States, the share fell somewhere between 8 and 16 percent.
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