Food Stamp Spending Spiked 89% In Past Two Years

  • Spending on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program rose $53.5B, or 89%, between 2019 and 2021.
  • Spending on SNAP had peaked at $79.8B in 2013 before declining over the next six years.
  • The average monthly benefit for each person enrolled in the program increased 68%, to $217.88 per person.


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