Mapping Cuts to Food Stamps – COLORLINES

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Screenshot of Stateline’s interactive ‘Food Stamps: State by State’ map. Photo: Stateline

Nearly half of the estimated 47 million people who rely on food stamps are children, and a new interactive map from the Pew Charitable Trust breaks down those numbers state by state. SNAP benefits were cut by $5 billion on November 1, and the South, where close to 20 percent of the overall population uses food stamps, was the hardest hit region in the country. In Mississippi, 22 percent of the population relies on SNAP benefits, 370,000 of whom are children, and 119,000 of whom are elderly or disabled people. But states like Oregon, New Mexico and Maine also have high numbers of people relying on food stamps, and Congress is still considering even deeper cuts. Check out the map on Stateline.

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