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Food Assistance: Percent of Low-Income Individuals
Receiving SNAP (%)

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Trend
How is this indicator trending in
Eaton County?

Comparison
How does Eaton County compare to
state averages?
Measure
Year
Eaton
County (1)
Trend
% of
individuals
2007
48.34
NA
Source: Last Accessed August 2014

Why Consider this Indicator?*

According to the North Central Region County Food Systems Profiles Portal:

"Federal nutrition programs play an important role in supporting families with limited incomes by
helping them obtain food and protect themselves against food insecurity. SNAP is the largest of all
federal programs and provides monthly benefits to eligible families which can be used to purchase
food. SNAP benefits can be redeemed at participating food retailers and may include grocers,
convenience stores, farmers markets, and CSAs." (2)


Ways to Get Involved:
  • Interested in learning more about SNAP? Feeding America takes a critical look at the SNAP
    program here.
  • Looking to apply for SNAP? You can do that here.


Related Food Systems Workgroup Objectives:
  • Increase food justice in our community.


Comparison:
  • Click here to see how Eaton County compares to other counties in the Midwest.


For information on SNAP programs, and incentives on buying from farmers markets', visit
the United States Department of Agriculture site,
here.


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Food Systems Profile
Measure
Year
Eaton
County
Michigan County
Average (1)
Comparison
% of
individuals
2007
48.34
44.25
1- USDA Food Environment Atlas
2- http://www.foodsystems.wisc.edu/links.php