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Monday, August 27, 2012 12:32 PM


Food Stamp Usage up 64% in Last Four Years, Cost up 114% in Same Period; SNAP Charts, Facts and Figures


Here are a couple of charts from Tim Wallace on the food stamp program, now called "SNAP" to remove the stigma. SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

SNAP Participants



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SNAP Program Costs in Millions



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SNAP Facts and Figures

  • In the last four years the number of participants increased by 64.7%
  • In the last four years the program cost is up by 114.4%
  • Since 2000, the number of participants is up 170%
  • Since 2000, the program cost is up by 395%

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