SEPTEMBER 2021

SNAP Households Survey -
September 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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September 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 7,409 of over 5 million Providers users from September 1 - September 14, 2021. All respondents are EBT cardholders.

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INSIGHT 01

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

Source: Random sample of Providers users

The August Child Tax Credit reduced hardship

68%

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

*The portion of Providers users with children under 18 who received the August Child Tax Credit payment varies across different surveys, ranging from 68-84%.

They were more likely to:

  • say they lived in stable housing

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