Analysis: Total residents receiving food stamps in May unchanged from previous month

About 48,095 North Dakota residents were on food stamp rolls in May 2019, nearly the same as the previous month, according to data obtained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).


About 48,095 North Dakota residents were on food stamp rolls in May 2019, nearly the same as the previous month, according to data obtained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The USDA manages the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which is the official name of the food stamp program. Public assistance offices within each state handle the actual running of the SNAP program locally.

Benefit eligibility is based on household income, and a USDA estimate of how much it costs to buy and prepare low-cost healthy meals.

The latest available data from the USDA shows that 35,907,656 people across the United States were receiving SNAP benefits in May 2019, or 0.2 percent less than previous month.

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