Tuesday, April 12, 2016

SNAP participation drops by more than a million people

Nationwide, SNAP caseloads dropped by 1.3 million people in January 2016, as compared to January 2015.  SNAP participation is at its lowest level since April of 2011.

Lower SNAP caseloads is likely due to an improving economy, and yet despite economic improvement, food hardship remains high, with a Gallup poll showing that 17% or respondents did not have enough money to feed themselves in the first half of 2015.

Source:  Food Research and Action Center, much more detail here