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A Closer Look at Who Benefits from SNAP in NYS

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A Closer Look at Who Benefits from SNAP in NYS

January 27, 2017
By
Dawn Secor

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program, reaching 44 million people nationwide in 2016 alone. This fact sheet by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) provide NYS data on who participates in the SNAP program, the benefits they receive, and SNAP’s role in strengthening the economy.

CBPP releases these fact sheets annually for all 50 states.