Thursday, July 9, 2009

Another Indicator of Struggling Families?

The USDA (US Department of Agriculture) has published their monthly data on the use of Food Stamps (now known as SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

You can access the data here.

The data shows that Minnesota families and individuals continue to struggle. The most recent numbers show that usage of the SNAP program increased 3.5% from March to April, 2009; and increased an astounding 20.7% from April, 2008 to April, 2009.

While there is no data that shows the percentage of HOMEOWNERS using the SNAP program... this is just one more indicator Minnesota families are continuing to struggle with ALL of their payments.

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