Topic: SNAP

Poverty Data Highlight the Need for a Strong Safety Net

WASHINGTON, September 12, 2017 — The U.S. household poverty rate decreased in 2016, according to today’s Census Bureau annual release of income, poverty, and health insurance data. The poverty rate went from 13.5 in 2015 to 12.7 percent in 2016. While this progress is good, it merely underscores that poverty in this country remains much too high.

Tags: Hunger, SNAP