Administrative Publication No. (AP-089) 30 pp

March 2021

COVID-19 Working Paper: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Redemptions during the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus, and the resulting U.S. economic contraction, has led to increased food assistance to U.S. households. This paper analyzes monthly patterns in combined SNAP and EBT benefits for part of 2020.

Keywords: COVID-19, coronavirus, pandemic, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, Pandemic EBT, P-EBT, electronic benefit transfer, emergency allotments, food and nutrition assistance programs, redemptions, benefits, food retail, groceries, online grocery shopping, super stores, supermarkets, convenience stores

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