Senior Research Analyst
As policymakers negotiate a new economic relief package, boosting SNAP (food stamps) should be at the top of their list, new videos in our “SNAP Matters” series show.
SNAP is one of the nation’s most effective programs to respond to hardship and stimulate the economy during a downturn. These three new brief videos explain — as our earlier videos did as well — that since increased need will continue for some time, boosting SNAP will help ensure that families get enough to eat and will help the economy recover. For these reasons, policymakers must increase SNAP maximum benefits by 15 percent in the next relief bill.
The videos show:
In short, as Llobrera states, “Congress can act to boost SNAP benefits now.” Policymakers shouldn’t wait another day.