New Report from The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
SNAP Helps Almost 1.5 Million Low-Income Veterans, Including Thousands in Every State
Almost 1.5 million veterans live in households that participate in SNAP according to a report released today by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The 1.5 million figure, an annual average for the 2014-2016 period, represents veterans who received SNAP at any point during the previous year. In NYS, 67,000 veterans participated in SNAP at some point during 2016.
For low-income veterans who may be unemployed, working in low-wage jobs, or have disabilities, SNAP provides an essential support that enables them to purchase nutritious food for their families. Today, as we honor veterans for their service and sacrifice to our country let us not forget that for those veterans struggling to overcome obstacles to feed their families, SNAP makes a crucial difference.
Read the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Report here: