Persistent Gaps in SNAP Benefit Adequacy across the Rural-Urban Continuum
Report examining gaps in the adequacy of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to cover the cost of a meal across the rural-urban continuum using the USDA's Rural-Urban Continuum Codes (RUCCs). Discusses characteristics of the counties with the largest gaps, and addresses the policy implications of the 2021 Thrifty Food Plan (TFP) update to SNAP.
Olivia Fiol, Elaine Waxman, Craig Gunderson
Access · Food security and nutrition · Policy · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data