AUGUST 2021

SNAP Households Survey -
August Results

Providers (formerly Fresh EBT) is a free mobile app that helps over 5 million low-income families manage their SNAP benefits. To understand how the circumstances in the lives of Providers users are changing, we have been conducting surveys each month.

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August 2021 key findings

The following insights come from a 10-minute multiple choice and open response survey conducted by Providers to a random sample of 4,870 of over 5M Providers users from
August 1 - 14, 2021. All respondents are EBT cardholders.

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INSIGHT 01

The Child Tax Credit reduced housing, food, and financial insecurity

Source: Random sample of Providers users

The July Child Tax Credit reduced hardship

65%

of respondents with children under 18 years old received a 
payment in July 2021.

The portion of Providers users with children under 18 who received the July Child Tax Credit payment varies across different surveys, ranging from 65-79%.

They were more likely to:

  • Say they were very certain they would be able to stay in their current housing for the next 30 days.

  • Say they had everything they needed in their home