Topic: SNAP Retailers

USDA-FNS Releases 2020 SNAP Retailer Redemption Data

Emerson Hunger Fellow

In fiscal year 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS) reported that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) retailer redemptions approximated $56 billion. In their recently released fiscal year 2020 data, that number dramatically increased to $78 billion. FNS attributes this 40 percent increase in redemptions to the emergency benefits provided in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.