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United Food Bank
United Food Bank • 1 year ago

Such an interesting tool - Think food stamps are something used only by people in far-away, poor communities? Think again. A handy interactive tool from Slate.com will show you just how many folks right in your own community rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps.

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For nearly four decades, the St. Louis Area Foodbank has been feeding families in need. In that time, we’ve discovered that the people who work the hardest to help others are often the same folks who need help themselves. They say it is better to give than to receive. While everyone needs help from time to time, we are proud that so many of those who receive food from our agencies are also those who give back. Thank you for viewing our annual report.

83% of all food stamp benefits go to households with a child, an elderly person or a disabled person. Great infographic from Feeding America.

87 percent of households using food stamps have a child, elderly person or disabled person in the home, all groups of people often in need.

Fact check: SNAP Households with working-age, able-bodied adults have high work rates. #SNAP #food