Federal SNAP funds pumped $550M into Miss. economy in six months

Published: Jul. 13, 2021 at 2:57 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Federal funds are helping the state’s economy.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP added $550,129,035 into the state’s economy, Mississippi Department of Human Services says.

And that’s just during the first half of 2021, the agency says.

It’s about a 14% increase over the same period in 2020.

SNAP disbursements are federal dollars that go straight into the economy.

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