Friday, September 20, 2013

Food Stamp Recipients In Herkimer and Oneida Counties (2012)

The House approved Thursday a three-year nutrition bill (H.R. 3102), with a 217-210 vote, that would result in cuts of about $40 billion over 10 years for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and provide various reforms to the program. The SNAP Program, which is better known by the name Food Stamps, served nearly 48 million people in June of this past year according to U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Locally, the region had about twenty thousand households enrolled in the SNAP program during 2012. About a third of those were elderly, and nearly half of those households had children under the age of 18 present. Two out of every three families (67%) receiving SNAP support had at least one person working. For a more complete look at the region's SNAP recipients, see the table below.

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