OCTOBER 2021

SNAP Households Survey -
October 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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October 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 5,648 of over 5 million Providers users from October 1 - October 14, 2021. All respondents are EBT cardholders.

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INSIGHT 01

The September Child Tax Credit again reduced food and financial insecurity

Source: Random sample of Providers users

The September Child Tax Credit reduced hardship

Families that received the September CTC were less likely to:

  • not have most things they needed at home

  • rely on others for meals, and

  • have less than $25 on hand.