Analysis: 260 people in Southwest Illinois added to food stamp rolls over two years
The number of people receiving food stamps in one Southwest Illinois location rose by 4.4 percent as President Trump entered office, according to a Southwest Illinois News analysis of federal data.
In all, 156,653 people left food stamp rolls in Illinois counties from January 2015 to January 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps. Requested in November, the information was made available in January.
Illinois welfare offices are operated by the Illinois Department of Human Services, formerly known as the Illinois Department of Public Aid.
Uptick in food stamp recipients in Southwest Illinois
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