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

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

In fiscal 2018, SNAP served an average of 40.3 million people per month, or 12.3 percent of Americans. The percent of residents receiving SNAP benefits ranged from 21.8 percent in New Mexico to 5.1 percent in Wyoming. In fiscal 2018, Utah, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Kansas, Minnesota, and Colorado were the other States besides Wyoming with 8 percent or less of their populations receiving SNAP benefits.


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Last updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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