SNAP/FoodShare participation in Wisconsin

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Why This Indicator Matters

SNAP provides important nutritional support for low-wage working families, low-income seniors, and people with disabilities living on fixed incomes.  Close to 70 percent of SNAP participants are in families with children; nearly a third are in households with seniors or people with disabilities. Read more about SNAP, from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
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Definitions: Number of individuals participating in FoodShare, known as SNAP at the federal level, and also called food stamps.

Reported data are calendar year monthly averages from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, found here: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/em/rsdata/index.htm