Food assistance

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Why This Indicator Matters

The percentage of individuals receiving financial assistance through the Food Assistance program has increased 174 percent since 2000, with increases in every county.  However, the rate has decreased 15 percent since 2013.
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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