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Understanding the County Role in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Description
Describes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in terms of its role in the country's social safety-net and the ways counties help fund SNAP services to support low-income residents. Examines disparities in food insecurity between urban and rural areas, and features a county-level map showing food insecurity rates as of 2016. Also describes how SNAP supports local businesses and economies, and helps maintain food access in rural counties.
Date
03/2019
Type
Document
Organization
National Association of Counties
Tagged as
Access · Community and economic development · Food security and nutrition · Funding · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data