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In Focus: SNAP Helps Families Afford Adequate Food
Chart Book

SNAP Helps Struggling Families Put Food on the Table

January 27, 2017

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program. This chart book highlights some key characteristics of the more than 46 million people using the program as well as trends and data on program administration and use. 

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