Chapter 7.1 summarizes findings from questions that ask clients about SNAP benefits.
- Overall, 71.5% of the clients have ever applied for, and 41.0% are currently receiving, SNAP benefits.
- On average, SNAP benefits last for 2.7 weeks.
- 33.1% of clients living in households with seniors are currently receiving SNAP benefits. This compares to 44.1% of households with children younger than 18 and 47.3% of households with children ages to 5.
- 41.7% of clients served at programs in central cities are currently receiving SNAP benefits. This compares to 37.8% of clients served in suburban areas and 44.2% of those served in nonmetropolitan areas.
(Excerpted from Hunger in America 2010.)