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Monday, August 22, 2016

U.S. SNAP NUMBERS DROP DRAMATICALLY



Nationally, SNAP participation averaged 43,478,196 people in May 2016, a decrease of  over 2 million or 4.6% since May 2015. This is the lowest SNAP national participation level since October 2010. In New York State the trend was basically flat with one-tenth of one percent more people enrolled in SNAP in May 2016 compared to May 2015.

Source: Food Research & Action Council, 8/11/16, SNAP Participation