SNAP Helps 1 in 9 Workers in Alabama Put Food on the Table 

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 

September 12, 2017

SNAP plays a crucial role in helping workers in low-paying jobs afford a basic diet in Alabama. Roughly 236,900 Alabamian workers live in households that participated in SNAP in the last year, Census data show.

Millions of Americans work in jobs with low wages, inconsistent schedules, and no benefits such as paid sick leave — all of which contribute to high turnover and spells of unemployment. Many of these workers get help putting food on the table through SNAP.

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Dr. Demetrius Semien, is the lead JSRI liaison to Alabama groups, assisted by other staff as appropriate.


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