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