Archives for September 2011

Food & Nutrition Services helps some people stay above poverty line

The U.S Census Bureau recently reported that 46.2 million Americans lived in poverty in 2010.  While harsh economic conditions and high unemployment create challenges for many households, Food & Nutrition Services (known as SNAP nationally), helped an estimated 3.9 million Americans stay above the poverty line in 2010.  Households receiving Food & Nutrition Services are able to use their benefits to purchase food, which frees up money for other necessities, such as utilities and medicine.  To read the full summary from the Food Research & Action Center, click here.