Children ages birth to 18 receiving Food Assistance Program benefits in Michigan

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The Michigan Food Assistance Program (FAP), known as SNAP nationally, provides financial assistance to families with low incomes to buy groceries, striving to reduce food insecurity.
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Definitions: The number of children ages birth to 18 in families active in the Food Assistance Program in December. The percent is based on the population ages birth to 18 in the prior year. Percents are suppressed with an "S" for counts fewer than 6 to maintain reliability. NA: Not Available;

Data Source: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Assistance Payments Statistics-Table 68. Special run for Detroit and Flint data.

Footnotes: Wexford and Missaukee are combined for 1999-2003. Grand Traverse/Leelanau and Charlevoix/Emmet are combined for 2003.

Multiple data requests to MDHHS for FAP city-level data have gone unanswered. Therefore, data for the cities of Detroit, Flint, and Grand Rapids are not reported.