2012 participation in SNAP, as a percent of total state population

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Participation has doubled since 2008

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Food stamp monthly averages


In millions of people

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Individual benefit

Received per person

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January grocery bill

“Thrifty” plan for men, ages 19-50

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Note: USDA’s “thrifty” food plan contains the lowest amount of purchased fats and sweets.

SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Nutrition Service and the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion