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Economy
12:13 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Kansas Below National Average For Food Stamp Use

Monthly averages for Kansas food assistance recipients.
Credit dcf.ks.gov

Despite record levels of participation, Kansas remains below the national average in residents enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or food stamps.

A new fact sheet 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. 

That is up from 184,036 Kansas enrollees in 2008.

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