FNS Documents & Resources
The Characteristics and Circumstances of Zero-Income Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Households
This study describes the characteristics, circumstances, and participation and income dynamics of zero-income SNAP households and seeks to assess whether economic and policy changes may have affected this growth.
This study was undertaken to understand why some SNAP participants shop at farmers markets and others in the same geographic area do not. Results suggest that SNAP participants buy most of their fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets. Of those who shop at farmers markets, overall value including quality and price are major reasons for shopping at markets. Of those who do not, reasons for not shopping at farmers markets centered on convenience.