JUNE 2022

SNAP Households Survey
June Results

Providers 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.

Eviction and food insecurity

June 2022 key findings

The following insights come from a 10-minute multiple choice and open response survey conducted by Providers to a random sample of 4,327 of over 5M Providers users from June 1 - June 14, 2022. All respondents are EBT cardholders.

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INSIGHT 01

Every measure of food insecurity is up as is material hardship.

Source: Random sample of Providers users

All measures of food insecurity have increased for the first time since January.

Graph of food insecurity in June 2022

45%

of Providers users said they do not have or are running low on most things they need at home. This measure of material hardship has been rising since April.

 

INSIGHT 02

90% of Providers users say it costs more to cover their basic food purchases than it did a year ago.

Source: Random sample of Providers users

Providers users are paying more to cover their basic monthly food needs.

90%

of users say it costs more to cover their basic monthly food purchases than it did a year ago; up 7% from December 2021.

58%

of Providers users report spending $100 or more on food each month beyond benefits. This is the highest level in survey history.

I have had to pawn all my jewelry to survive the cost of food and gas has gone up so much. Friends have helped with pawn renewals. Nobody has extra right now most are struggling hard. Most of [us] have tapped our savings it’s gone.

Providers user, Washington

I have a lot of health problems and food restrictions and the food I have to purchase is higher than most. It's very frustrating that I get food stamps and It only last a little bit over a week.

Providers user, Kentucky

 

INSIGHT 03

More users are borrowing money to get by and debt is up across all categories.

Source: Random sample of Providers users

54% of Providers users borrowed money or relied on credit to cover their expenses in the past 30 days

The percentage of users borrowing or using credit to get by has been rising since April.

I’ve been asking people for help on Facebook and Instagram and I ask my family to borrow money constantly. It’s EMBARRASSING. We need more money and food stamps. I have gone without eating so my boys would have something to eat.

Providers user, California

This month the percentage of users who have debt is up across every category we track:

users who have debt in June 2022.png
 

INSIGHT 04

The eviction rate among Providers users surpassed 7% for the first time.

Source: Random sample of Providers users

The percentage of Providers users that reported being evicted has been rising sharply since February.

Graph of eviction rate for June 2022

Users of color were less likely to pay their June rent or mortgage on time.

Chart of users likely to pay their June rent

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