Content updated 7/12/2017
In 2015, an estimate of 25,758 or 14.1% of Polk County households received assistance from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Over half of these households (52.5%) with children under 18 years old.
"SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net." (US Department of Agriculture)