GardenShare is a locally led, nonprofit organization with a mission to solve the problem of hunger in St. Lawrence County through policy advocacy work and by strengthening the food system to benefit all County residents.
GardenShare's vision for our community:
Healthy Food – Healthy Farms – Everybody Eats
Monday, October 12, 2015
SNAP PARTICIPATION DROPS NATIONALLY, NY REMAINS STEADY
SNAP participation increased slightly from May to June
, but dropped by nearly 1 million people from June 2014. About 45,510,153 people received SNAP benefits in June 2015. Participation declined in 38 states and the District of Columbia between June 2014 and June 2015. Participation in New York State has remained about the same over the past year; but still, over 3 million NY residents were receiving SNAP in June 2015! 2,603 St. Lawrence County residents were receiving SNAP benefits in June, compared to 2,641 in June of last year, a 1.5% decrease.