Children ages birth to 5 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 5 in families active for the Food Assistance Program (FAP) in December. The percent is based on the population ages birth to 5 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, Flint, and Grand Rapids data.

Footnotes: Combined data for Wexford/Missaukee for 2000-2004; combined data for Grand Traverse/Leelanau and Charlevoix/Emmet for 2003-04.

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