Senior Fellow and Interim Program Area Lead for Food Assistance
As the Senate and House Agriculture Committees consider changes to SNAP (formerly food stamps) this week, we’ve laid out some basic facts about the program: the people it serves, the ways that it encourages work, and its strong record of efficiency. This last post in our series explains that SNAP’s recent growth is temporary and shows that the program is working as designed.
SNAP serves vulnerable populations, encourages work, is efficient and effective, and is working as it was designed to — all good reasons to protect this critical program from damaging cuts.
For more information about SNAP, see our Chart Book.