Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Wondering how important SNAP is to the region?

Go here on USDA's website to see some data on SNAP specific to our Congressional district.

Some highlights of the this region:

  • 40,671 households receive SNAP benefits
  • 44.4% of those households have one or more children under 18
  • 28.8% of those households have one or more senior, 60 or older
  • 95% of the heads of household are white
  • 49.3% of the households have someone who is working

Cuts to SNAP would not only be dire for these families, children, and seniors, but would also have a big impact on our economy.  These are just some of the reasons for our SNAP call-in day today!