Children in families receiving SNAP benefits

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Definitions: Children in families receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. SNAP provides federal food subsidies to reduce hunger among eligible individuals and families with children experiencing unemployment, disability, reduced work hours, or other causes of income insecurity. Percentages represent proportion of children ages 0-18 receiving benefits.

Data Source: Virgin Islands Department of Health

Rates calculated based on data from Virgin Islands Community Survey (VICS) and U.S. Census

Footnotes: Data reported for St. Thomas also include St. John.


NOTE:  In the absence of a VICS report for 2011, child population data for 2011 (used to calculate rates of children receiving benefits) is from the U.S. Census for the year 2010.