Secondary menu

Reaching Those in Need: How Effective is the Food Stamp Program?

Last Modified: 02/25/2014
Saturday, August 1, 1998

This pamphlet provides estimates for Food Stamp Program participation rates by States. It will be the first widely-released document showing the percentage of eligible people, by State, who actually participate in the program. Because the data are from January 1994, prior to the enactment of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, they provide baseline data on participation rates prior to the enactment of welfare reform.