The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program as of December 2017; SNAP was helping 43 million low-income Americans to afford a nutritionally adequate diet. This fact sheet by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) provides New York State data on who participates in the SNAP program, the benefits they receive, and SNAP’s role in strengthening the economy.


To learn more about SNAP in New York and find SNAP stats and info individualized for all NYS Congressional districts in a printable pdf format visit our SNAP Policy and Advocacy page.