Fact Sheet Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Counters High Unemployment
Sheila R. Zedlewski
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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) provides assistance to millions of families in the US. This fact sheet describes how, as unemployment rates have climbed, so have the rates of SNAP receipt among older families, families with children, and single adults.
Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being Social safety net
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Welfare and safety net programs Employment and income data Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Hunger and food assistance
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center