SNAP disbursements are federal dollars that go straight into the state’s economy

(Jackson, Miss.) – As part of its ongoing effort to provide benefits for those in need and provide economic contribution to the State of Mississippi, the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) injected $550,129,035 into the state’s economy over the first six months of 2021 through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This is roughly a 14 percent increase over the $411,354,337 issued over the same period in 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“These federally-funded programs are critical to the continued growth and prosperity of our state, and we are working diligently to make sure they are provided to those who need them and qualify for them,” said MDHS Executive Director Robert G. “Bob” Anderson. “We are a $1 billion economic contributor to Mississippi, but our commitment will always be to serve Mississippians young and old during their time of need.”

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“Offering Mississippian young and old tangible help today to create a lasting hope for tomorrow.”

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