SNAP Benefits Recipients in Licking County
|SNAP Benefits Recipients in Licking County, OH, Persons, Annual, Not Seasonally Adjusted|
Why Is This Important?
USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the Nation’s largest food assistance program. In fiscal year 2018, SNAP served an average 40.3 million people per month and issued $60.9 billion in benefits to be spent in food stores authorized to accept SNAP benefits. The primary goal of SNAP is to provide low-income households with additional resources for buying food.
Story Behind the Curve
SNAP is one of the Nation's primary counter-cyclical government assistance programs. It provides assistance to more low-income households during an economic downturn or recession and to fewer households during an economic expansion, serving as an automatic stabilizer to the economy.