Share Our Strength will be working to protect and strengthen SNAP and SNAP-Ed through the 2018 Farm Bill. SNAP is our largest and most powerful anti-hunger program. Forty-five million Americans, half of them children, rely on the monthly benefits this program provides. Though SNAP is administered at the state level and states have the ability to adjust certain policies, the overall structure and funding levels for SNAP are set by the federal government. SNAP-Ed is the nutrition education and obesity prevention component of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It helps low-income Americans make healthy food choices on a budget. Working through local and state-based organizations, SNAP-Ed funded programs offer evidence-based nutrition education resources including grocery store tours, cooking classes and educational materials.
SNAP State One-Pagers
SNAP is a powerful tool for ending childhood hunger in the United States today. States play a critical role in making sure the program reaches kids in need.
SNAP helps to end hunger, making sure kid in low-income families get the food they need. It also has a major impact on a child’s ability to grow up healthier, smarter, stronger, more likely to break the cycle of poverty.
SNAP helps to end poverty. SNAP benefits make the difference between living in poverty or not for an estimated 2.1 kids each year.
SNAP promotes better education. Low-income kids who received SNAP benefits were 18% more likely to graduate from high school than low-income kids who didn’t.
SNAP promotes better physical health. SNAP benefits are also linked to a lower risk of anemia, lower levels of obesity, fewer doctor visits and fewer hospitalizations.
Please use the state resources below to understand the impact SNAP has in your state.