Thursday, May 02, 2013

Tool reveals number of SNAP recipients in locality

A new interactive tool created by Slate, an online magazine, allows users to easily and quickly find out how many people in a particular city, county or state participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, Chris Kirk reports for the magazine. As of January, 15 percent of Americans were on SNAP. The tool can be found here.

Thanks to Stephen Lega, news editor of the Lebanon Enterprise, a weekly newspaper in Central Kentucky, for bringing our attention to this.

1 comment:

Deacon David Oatney said...

I found the statistics for my own county (Jefferson County, TN) frightening. Even moreso for a few of our surrounding counties such as Hamblen, Grainger, and Cocke...though the numbers were less surprising for some nearby locales, they are still worth thinking heavily on nonetheless.