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SNAP Households Survey December Results

The following insights come from a 10-minute multiple choice and open response survey conducted by Providers to a random sample of 4,718 of over 5M Providers users from December 1 - December 14, 2022. All respondents are EBT cardholders.

SNAP Households Survey December Results
FOOD INSECURITY

Food insecurity is down, but Providers users report higher food costs than ever.


  • The percentage of users who reported skipping meals, eating less, visiting a food pantry, and relying on others for meals all dropped between November and December.



  • However, over 90% of users report both their basic monthly food purchases cost more than they did a year ago.

"I don't have money or enough food stamps to have a Christmas dinner and I have a 9 month old grandbaby that lives with me and I can't buy her anything for Christmas and I can't buy my other 8 grandbabies anything either. So no food or Christmas at my house again this year.” — Providers user, Kentucky

HOUSING

Shelter stays have been rising steadily since August, and evictions are up.


  • Nearly 5% of Providers users said they had spent at least one night in the previous month in a shelter.



“One hand tries to wash the other as best as possible. My rent is up due to an error made by my housing worker which they won’t deduct and I fear being back in the shelter. I’m hoping to find a means to start paying off my rent somehow. I will reapply for assistances but it’s not guaranteed.” — Providers user, New York
  • 8.6% of Providers users reported being evicted or foreclosed up on in the past month, up 4% from November.


FINANCIAL SECURITY

Providers users of color are experiencing high levels of financial insecurity.


“[I’m] worried about providing for my children. I already struggle for basic necessities but the holidays put pressure to provide extras that I can't afford.” — Providers user, Ohio

  • Latinx and Black users were more likely to have borrowed or relied on credit to cover their expenses in the last month:



  • Providers users of color were more likely to owe back rent or mortgage:



  • Providers users of color were also more likely to owe on utility and/or other bills:



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