South Kent News

South Kent News

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Analysis: 11.5% of Michigan residents enrolled in food stamp program in September


By Metric Media News Service | Feb 21, 2020


About 1,147,972 Michigan residents – or about 11.5 percent of the state's population – were on food stamp rolls in September 2019, according to data obtained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The USDA manages the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which is the official name of the food stamp program. Public assistance offices within each state handle the actual running of the SNAP program locally.

Benefit eligibility is based on household income, and a USDA estimate of how much it costs to buy and prepare low-cost healthy meals.

The latest available data from the USDA shows that 36,375,164 people across the United States were receiving SNAP benefits in September 2019, or about 11 percent of the nation's overall population.

Want to get notified whenever we write about U.S. Department of Agriculture ?

Sign-up Next time we write about U.S. Department of Agriculture, we'll email you a link to the story. You may edit your settings or unsubscribe at any time.

Organizations in this Story

U.S. Department of Agriculture

More News