Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation by children in Virginia

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Definitions: Virginia's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamp program, provides benefits to income-eligible families that can be used like cash to purchase certain foods.

The number represents the number of individual children in that locality who receive SNAP. The percent represents the number of children who receive SNAP of the total number of individuals (all ages) in that locality who receive SNAP.

Data for the following localities are combined:

Chesterfield/Colonial Heights
Fairfax County/Fairfax City/Falls Church
Roanoke County/Salem
Rockbridge/Buena Vista/Lexington

Data is by state fiscal year (for example: SFY16 is July 1, 2015 to June 30 2016)

Data Source: Virginia Department of Social Services

Footnotes: Last Updated: March 2017