SNAP Basics
Chart Book

Chart Book: SNAP Helps Struggling Families Put Food on the Table

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program. This chart book highlights some key characteristics of the more than 40 million people using the program as well as trends and data on program administration and use. 


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Webinar series that seeks to educate state and local advocates, application assisters, and outreach workers with information on SNAP.

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Policy Basics

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program, helping over 40 million low-income people afford a nutritionally adequate diet in a typical month in 2017.

We work to protect SNAP from efforts to sharply cut benefits or convert the program into a block grant for states. We also work with the U.S. Agriculture Department to ensure that it implements SNAP efficiently and effectively.

Heroes Act Provides Much-Needed SNAP Boost

The Heroes Act, which the House passed May 15, includes an important SNAP (food stamp) benefit increase that would help families put food on the table when many are struggling and provide stimulus...