Changes in Feeding America Client and Agency Characteristics: Use of Food Assistance Programs
Feb 01, 2010
Chapter 15.3 explores changes in participation and eligibility in federal food assistance among emergency food clients.
The percentage of clients or household members that were currently participating in SNAP increased from 35.4% to 41.0%. The increase among shelter clients was largest, from 31.1% to 42.0%.
Among households with at least one child age to 3, the percentage that participate in WIC increased from 51.0% to 54.1%. Among households with at least one school-aged child, the percentage that participate in the National School Lunch Program decreased from 62.0% to 61.9%; the percentage that participate in the School Breakfast Program increased from 51.3% to 53.6%
The percentage of clients that are not receiving SNAP benefits because it is too much hassle or is hard to get to the office decreased from 19.2% to 16.2%.
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