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SNAP Has Responded to the Economy As Designed

 

 

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) responds to changes in the economy, growing to help those in need during economic recessions and then shrinking when the economy improves. This graphic explains this key feature. For more information, see SNAP Caseload and Spending Declines Accelerated in 2016 and our state-by-state interactive graphic.

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