Food assistance in Iowa

Change Indicator

Why This Indicator Matters

The percentage of individuals receiving financial assistance through the Food Assistance program has increased 157 percent since 2000, with increases in every county.  However, the rate has decreased 20 percent since 2013.
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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definitions: Percentage of individuals receiving financial assistance for food during the year (nationally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP)

Data Source: Iowa Department of Human Services