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Food Stamp Participants' Access to Food Retailers

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Research type
Assessing/Improving Operations
Food Security
SNAP Benefit Use
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PDF Icon Summary (47.78 KB)
PDF Icon Final Report (403.52 KB)

In this report, data from the NFSPS are used to address several important questions concerning food store access of low-income households, including: (1) At what kinds of stores do low-income households shop? (2) What distances do low-income households travel to reach those stores? (3) What transportation methods do they use to reach their food stores? (4) Do low-income households engage in careful shopping behaviors that can allow them to get the most out of the money and food stamp benefits they spend on food? and (5) In general, how satisfied are low-income Americans with their shopping opportunities?

Page updated: November 02, 2023