Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits not only provide struggling Americans with food, but also disproportionately help rural communities’ economies, according to a newly published study from the Agriculture Department’s Economic Research Service.
SNAP benefits, formerly known as food stamps, helped rural economies nearly three times as much as those of urban communities, researchers found after examining household expenses of SNAP recipients between 2009 and 2014 and extrapolating how the benefits affected local employment, income, and more.
Read the full article about SNAP benefits by Heather Chapman at The Rural Blog.
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