Percent of Adults Exiting Shelter Receiving SNAP (Food Stamp) Benefits By State (2009)

1. Oregon

67%

26. Louisiana

36.50%

2. Montana

54%

27. Arizona

36.30%

3. Missouri

51.90%

28. Pennsylvania

35.40%

4. Minnesota

49.30%

29. Kentucky

35%

5. Iowa

46.80%

30. Vermont

33.50%

6. West Virginia

46.50%

31. Colorado

33%

7. Nebraska

46.50%

32. South Carolina

31.20%

8. Connecticut

45.80%

33. North Carolina

30.20%

9. Maine

45.20%

34. Virginia

29.40%

10. Indiana

45.20%

35. Kansas

27.90%

11. Alaska

44.90%

36. Idaho

27.80%

12. Massachusetts

44.50%

37. Rhode Island

26.90%

13. North Dakota

43.80%

38.  Maryland

25.10%

14. Washington

43%

39. New Mexico

24.30%

15. Michigan

42.80%

40. Utah

23.60%

16. New York

42.40%

41. Texas

22.70%

17. Wisconsin

42.10%

42. Florida

20.30%

18. New Jersey

41.20%

43. Alabama

19.70%

19. Mississippi

40.70%

44. Hawaii

19.60%

20. Tennessee

40.30%

45. New Hampshire

19.60%

21. Ohio

39.30%

46. California

18.40%

22. Illinois

38.60%

47. Arkansas

18.10%

23. South Dakota

38.10%

48. Oklahoma

17.70%

24. District of Columbia

37%

49. Wyoming

16.80%

25. Georgia

36.70%

50. Nevada

16.30%

 

 

51. Delaware

1.60%

 

 

 

 

Source:  US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development 2009 Continuum Applications

These are taken from exit surveys of those leaving the shelters, and the number of people who were enrolled in the “food stamp” programs. There are additional stories regarding the shortage of food on page 4 and 5 in this issue of the Chronicle.