SNAP (food stamps) participation

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Definitions: Number of individuals participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps.

Reported data are calendar year monthly averages from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. Web address: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/em/rsdata/index.htm

To calculate rates of SNAP usage per 100 county residents, divide the number of residents receiving SNAP by the number of county residents, and multiply the result by 100.