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 is by State Fiscal Year (July 1- June 30).

*Revised estimates from 2019 were updated on Jan 27, 2021.

Data for the following localities are combined:
Chesterfield/Colonial Heights
Fairfax County/Fairfax City/Falls Church
Roanoke County/Salem
Rockbridge/Buena Vista/Lexington

Data Source: Virginia Department of Social Services

Footnotes: Last updated: January 2021