Mapping Food Insecurity And Food Stamp Use In Idaho

Mar 19, 2013

In January, 231,647 people in Idaho were on food stamps.  The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, helps low-income families.  But in Idaho, 17 percent of people are food insecure.  The hunger relief charity Feeding America says they don’t have access to enough food for an active, healthy life. 

Click on a county to find out how many people are on food stamps, and how many are food insecure.

Source: Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare | Feeding America "Map The Meal Gap"

| Map: Emilie Ritter Saunders | Download the data

The Idaho Food Stamp county participation rates are from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare for January of 2013. 

Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap's food insecurity rates are determined using data from the 2001-2010 Current Population Survey on individuals in food insecure households; data from the 2010 American Community Survey on median household incomes, poverty rates, and race and ethnic demographics; and 2010 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on unemployment rates.