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SNAP is good for New Hampshire’s economy

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We all want a healthy and prosperous future for New Hampshire. One important way to get there is to use the resources that have been made available precisely because they contribute to a stronger economy for the Granite State and better health for our people.

Recent research by the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute (NHFPI) shows that in 2019 as many as 17,000 children in New Hampshire did not get the food help for which they were eligible through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which is also known as food stamps. NHFPI estimates that tens of thousands of adults were also eligible but not enrolled. These estimates were based on pre-pandemic data.

Recent Census Household Pulse Survey data indicate that many more people, including children, may now be eligible for SNAP. Yet SNAP enrollment has not increased in New Hampshire. The most recent Pulse Survey estimates the number of food insecure households in New…

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