SNAP Helps 1 in 8 Workers in Louisiana Put Food on the Table

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 


SNAP plays a crucial role in helping workers in low-paying jobs afford a basic diet in Louisiana. Roughly 238,500 Louisianian 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.