Children receiving Food Stamp/SNAP benefits in Illinois

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – formerly the Food Stamp program -- provides in-kind benefits to families and individuals in need.  The income eligibility limit is 130% of the federal poverty level.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Characteristics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Households.

Source of FY2016 data:  U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Policy Support, Characteristics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Households: Fiscal Year 2016, by Sarah Lauffer. Project Officer, Jenny Genser. Alexandria, VA, 2017. Available at: https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/ops/Characteristics2016.pdf

Source of FY2017 data:  U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Office of Policy Support, Characteristics of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Households: Fiscal Year 2017, by Kathryn Cronquistand Sarah Lauffer. Project Officer, Jenny Genser. Alexandria, VA, 2019. Available at: https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/resource-files/Characteristics2017.pdf