Trudy White

August 8, 2017

SNAP: A rural lifeline

Families living in rural areas are more likely to rely on the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, than those in urban areas, according to new research by the Food Research Action Center.

Number of the Day

83,700 -  Number of service industry workers in Louisiana who rely on SNAP (food stamps) to make ends meet.  (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)