recession http://kmuw.org en Kansas Below National Average For Food Stamp Use http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-below-national-average-food-stamp-use <p>Despite record levels of participation, Kansas remains below the national average in residents enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or food stamps.</p><p>A <a href="http://www.ers.usda.gov/amber-waves/2012-march/what%E2%80%99s-behind-the-rise-in-snap-participation.aspx">new fact sheet</a> released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says 315,000 Kansans were enrolled in the program in September 2012. That is 11 percent of the state population, or 1 in 9 people.&nbsp;</p><p>That is up from 184,036 Kansas enrollees in 2008.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:13:58 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 11224 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Below National Average For Food Stamp Use Crowson Cartoon: Living Dead Recession http://kmuw.org/post/crowson-cartoon-living-dead-recession <p></p> Thu, 30 Sep 2010 14:39:09 +0000 Richard Crowson 6122 at http://kmuw.org Crowson Cartoon: Living Dead Recession