Percentage of Persons Who Received Food Stamp or SNAP Benefits

Notes: Estimates are fiscal year averages using monthly caseload data from administrative records. Data by age is not available until 1979. Percentages are calculated based on population statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Data Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Office of Policy Support, Characteristics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Households and the FNS National Data Bank.

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation: Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors, Sixteenth Report to Congress