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Where Has SNAP Use Increased the Most Amid the Pandemic?

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Soaring SNAP Assistance

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on millions of U.S. households, with record numbers of people out of work overnight and turning increasingly for help putting food on the table from the federal government's SNAP, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. In April, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced emergency benefit increases had reached $2 billion per month, a 40% increase overall. State-by-state data shows where the number of households relying on SNAP rose the most between March and April — soaring as high as 89.6%. Here's a breakdown of increases in households turning to SNAP, from least to most.

Related: What You Can and Can't Buy With SNAP Benefits

Indianapolis
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Indiana

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 256,568
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 246,944
Percent Change: Down 3.8%

Outer Banks
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North Carolina

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 590,068
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 575,936
Percent Change: Down 2.4%

Savannah, GA
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Georgia

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 619,829
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 615,245
Percent Change: Down 0.7%

Billings, Montana
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Montana

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 52,742
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 52,383
Percent Change: Down 0.7%

Wichita, Kansas
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Kansas

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 96,280
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 95,764
Percent Change: Down 0.5%

Cincinnati
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Ohio

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 683,505
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 687,681
Percent Change: Up 0.6%

Mount Rushmore
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South Dakota

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 36,529
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 37,326
Percent Change: Up 2.2%

Boise, ID
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Idaho

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 68,093
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 69,831
Percent Change: Up 2.6%

Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons
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Wyoming

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 11,540
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 11,983
Percent Change: Up 3.8%

Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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New Jersey

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 338,802
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 351,676
Percent Change: Up 3.8%

Burlington, Vermont
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Vermont

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 39,656
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 41,354
Percent Change: Up 4.3%

Morgantown, West Virginia
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West Virginia

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 160,498
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 167,528
Percent Change: Up 4.4%

New Haven Connecticut
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Connecticut

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 211,990
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 222,008
Percent Change: Up 4.7%

Charlotte, NC
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South Carolina

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 265,315
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 278,781
Percent Change: Up 5.1%

Moab, UT
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Utah

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 71,475
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 75,434
Percent Change: Up 5.5%

Birmingham, Alabama
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Alabama

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 335,919
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 354,410
Percent Change: Up 5.5%

Memphis, Tennessee
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Tennessee

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 413,054
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 435,894
Percent Change: Up 5.5%

Juneau, Alaska
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Alaska

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 35,510
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 37,510
Percent Change: Up 5.6%

Philadelphia
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Pennsylvania

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 942,908
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 995,550
Percent Change: Up 5.6%

New Hampshire
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New Hampshire

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 38,229
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 40,455
Percent Change: Up 5.8%

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 269,553
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 285,941
Percent Change: Up 6.1%

New Orleans
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Louisiana

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 362,395
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 385,251
Percent Change: Up 6.3%

Omaha, Nebraska
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Nebraska

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 70,664
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 76,281
Percent Change: Up 7.9%

badlands
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North Dakota

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 23,079
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 24,952
Percent Change: Up 8.1%

Santa Fe, NM
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New Mexico

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 223,689
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 241,755
Percent Change: Up 8.1%

Mississippi River bridge at Vicksburg, Mississippi
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Mississippi

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 198,428
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 216,113
Percent Change: Up 8.9%

Maine
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Maine

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 86,222
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 93,984
Percent Change: Up 9%

Wilmington, Delaware
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Delaware

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 56,597
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 61,773
Percent Change: Up 9.1%

Charlottesville, VA
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Virginia

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 337,891
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 368,664
Percent Change: Up 9.1%

Washington DC traffic
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District of Columbia

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 63,442
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 69,360
Percent Change: Up 9.3%

Minneapolis
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Minnesota

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 200,956
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 221,456
Percent Change: Up 10.2%

Portland, Oregon
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Oregon

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 359,017
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 395,848
Percent Change: Up 10.3%

San Francisco
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California

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 2,176,481
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 2,404,044
Percent Change: Up 10.5%

Chicago
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Illinois

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 891,097
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 985,911
Percent Change: Up 10.6%

Des Moines, Iowa
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Iowa

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 141,217
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 158,591
Percent Change: Up 12.3%

Honolulu, Hawaii
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Hawaii

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 79,574
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 89,419
Percent Change: Up 12.4%

Seattle
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Washington

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 471,415
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 530,262
Percent Change: Up 12.5%

Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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Arkansas

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 154,702
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 174,537
Percent Change: Up 12.8%

Las Vegas
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Nevada

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 227,106
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 258,935
Percent Change: Up 14%

Austin, Texas
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Texas

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 1,392,726
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 1,598,974
Percent Change: Up 14.8%

Baltimore, Maryland
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Maryland

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 325,328
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 374,439
Percent Change: Up 15.1%

Boulder, Colorado
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Colorado

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 223,637
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 258,793
Percent Change:Up 15.7%

St. Louis
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Missouri

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 311,401
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 360,937
Percent Change: Up 15.9%

Louisville, Kentucky
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Kentucky

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 228,581
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 265,158
Percent Change: Up 16%

Miami Beach, Miami
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Florida

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 1,449,861
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 1,748,329
Percent Change: Up 20.6%

Arizona
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Arizona

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 375,321
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 482,247
Percent Change: Up 28.5%

New York, New York
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New York

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 1,476,054
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 1,907,699
Percent Change: Up 29.2%

Door County, Wisconsin
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Wisconsin

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 313,790
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 531,954
Percent Change: Up 69.5%

Providence, RI
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Rhode Island

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 88,195
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 152,229
Percent Change: Up 72.6%

Michigan Highway 119, Michigan
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Michigan

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 661,047
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 1,150,697
Percent Change: Up 74.1%

Boston Common, Boston
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Massachusetts

March 2020 households participating in SNAP: 484,644
April 2020 households participating in SNAP: 919,118
Percent Change: Up 89.6%