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“This Is SNAP”

How much do you know about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)? CBBP’s new “This Is SNAP” campaign is designed to help you get to know SNAP a little better.

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This is SNAP

Since its inception in the early 1960s, when it was known at the Food Stamp Program, SNAP has proven to be the nation’s most effective anti-hunger program. At http://www.thisissnap.org/ you'll find:

  • Faces of SNAP: Video testimonials from SNAP participants, doctors, business people, and others who see the benefits of SNAP every day.
  • The Case Against Block Grants: CBPP Senior Fellow Jared Bernstein explains why SNAP’s entitlement structure enables it to respond quickly to bad economic times and why converting SNAP to a block grant would undercut its effectiveness.
  • What's SNAP Called In Your State? Dig into what SNAP looks like in your state and the people it helps.

That’s just a sample. Please visit http://www.thisissnap.org/ to learn more about how SNAP has improved the lives of millions and meet some of the people who count on this proven, cost-effective program.