Households with Children Receiving SNAP by Family Type in New Hampshire

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Why This Indicator Matters

SNAP provides a monthly benefit to eligible households enrolled in the program, enabling participants to purchase food items from authorized vendors. Along with federal child nutrition programs such as the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs and the Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), SNAP is a major source of food for children in low-income families.

Historically, SNAP or food stamps participation has fluctuated with economic conditions, rising during recessionary periods of high unemployment and poverty.
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Definitions: This indicator reports on the number and percent of households with children under 18 reporting receipt of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Benefits (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) by family type. Types of families displayed in this indicator are: Female householder, no spouse present (Single Mother), Male Householder, no spouse present (Single Father), Married Couple families, and all families with children under 18 present.

SNAP provides a monthly benefit to eligible households enrolled in the program, enabling participants to purchase food items from authorized vendors.

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table S2201

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