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Characteristics of food stamp households: Fiscal year 2004

Individual Author: 
Polkolainen, Anni

The Food Stamp Program (FSP) provides millions of Americans with the means to purchase food for a nutritious diet. The FSP is the largest of the 15 domestic food and nutrition assistance programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). This report presents the characteristics of food stamp households nationwide in fiscal year 2004 (October 2003 to September 2004). This information on household characteristics comes from FSP household data collected by FNS for quality control purposes. (author abstract)

Characteristics of food stamp households: Fiscal year 2003

Individual Author: 
Cunnyngham, Karen
Brown, Beth

On average, about 21.3 million people living in 9.2 million households received food stamps in the United States each month in FY 2003. Food stamp households are a diverse group. Because food stamps are available to most low-income households with few resources, regardless of age, disability status, or family structure, recipients represent a broad cross-section of the nation's poor. This report provides information about the demographic and economic circumstances of food stamp households.

Characteristics of food stamp households: Fiscal year 2002

Individual Author: 
Rosso, Randy
Faux, Melissa

On average, 19.1 million people living in 8.2 million households received food stamps in the United States each month in FY 2002. Food stamp households are a diverse group. Because food stamps are available to most low-income households with few resources, regardless of age, disability status, or family structure, recipients represent a broad cross-section of the nation's poor. This report provides summary information about the demographic and economic circumstances of food stamp households.

Characteristics of food stamp households: Fiscal year 2001

Individual Author: 
Rosso, Randy

On average, about 17.3 million people living in 7.5 million households received food stamps in the United States each month in FY 2001. Food stamp households are a diverse group. Because food stamps are available to most low-income households with few resources, regardless of age, disability status, or family structure, recipients represent a broad cross-section of the nation's poor. This report provides summary information about the demographic and economic circumstances of food stamp households.

Characteristics of food stamp households: Fiscal year 2000

Individual Author: 
Cunnyngham, Karen

The Food Stamp Program (FSP) provides millions of Americans with the means to purchase food for a nutritious diet. The FSP is the largest of the 15 domestic food and nutrition assistance programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). In an average month in fiscal year 2000, the FSP served approximately 17.2 million people. This report presents the characteristics of food stamp households nationwide in fiscal year 2000 (October 1999 to September 2000).

Characteristics of food stamp households: Fiscal year 1999

Individual Author: 
Rosso, Randy
Fowler, Lisa

The Food Stamp Program (FSP) provides millions of Americans with the means to purchase food for a nutritious diet. The FSP is the largest of the 15 domestic food and nutrition assistance programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). In an average month in fiscal year 1999, the FSP served approximately 18.2 million people. This report presents the characteristics of food stamp households nationwide in fiscal year 1999 (October 1998 to September 1999).

Characteristics of food stamp households: Fiscal year 1998

Individual Author: 
Rosso, Randy
Castner, Laura

This report provides information about the demographic and economic circumstances of food stamp households. On average, about 19.8 million people living in 8.2 million households received food stamps in the United States each month in fiscal year 1998. Food stamp households are a diverse group. Because food stamps are available to most low-income households with few resources, regardless of age, disability status, or family structure, recipients represent a broad cross-section of the nation's poor.

Characteristics of food stamp households: Fiscal year 1997

Individual Author: 
Cody, Scott
Castner, Laura

This report provides summary information about the demographic and economic circumstances of food stamp households.

On average, about 22.9 million people living in 9.5 million households received food stamps in the United States each month in fiscal year 1997. Food stamp households are a diverse group. Because food stamps are available to most low-income households with few resources, regardless of age, disability status, or family structure, recipients represent a broad cross-section of the nation's poor.

The extent of trafficking in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): 2006-2008

Individual Author: 
Mantovani, Richard
Wilson, Hoke
Reference type: 
Report

This report is the fifth in a series of periodic analyses to estimate the extent of trafficking in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Trafficking occurs when SNAP recipients sell their benefits at a discount to food retailers. Although trafficking does not represent a cost to the Federal Government, it is a diversion of program benefits. Benefits are intended to help low-income households access a nutritious diet, and trafficking impedes the program’s mission and undermines its integrity.