Hawaii Appleseed releases report on SNAP & EITC
From Hawaii Appleseed Center June, 2014 Newsletter
Thanks to funding from Kaiser Foundation, Hawaii Appleseed recently issued a report titled “Helping Make Ends Meet: Increasing SNAP and EITC Participation Among Eligible Households in Hawai‘i” that examines the severe underutilization of these two fully federally-funded programs in Hawai‘i, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps) and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and recommends new opportunities to build upon current outreach efforts and significantly increase participation in our state.
Hawaii ranks 49th among all states in accessing SNAP benefits with one out of every three eligible individuals not enrolled in the program and one out of five eligible low-income workers eligible for EITC don’t file a claim.
To view the report, click HERE.
To learn more about Hawaii Appleseed’s work on food and nutrition, click here.