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.
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.