The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps provide families with their basic nutritional needs to get them through temporary hard times. SNAP helps people get back on their feet, and on the road to a better life. SNAP is critical to solving hunger in our country, and Feeding America works hard to help eligible families learn about and apply for the program.
According to Feeding America research, only 41 percent of the network's client households report receiving SNAP benefits. Yet more than 88 percent of client households are estimated to be income eligible, suggesting that many of the families coming to food pantries or soup kitchens are likely eligible for the program but not participating.
Nationally, SNAP provides help to more than 46 million people each year. Ensuring that everyone who is eligible has access to SNAP benefits is a key means of providing more meals to more people nationwide.
Does Your Local Feeding America Food Bank Operate a SNAP Outreach Program?
Use the Food Bank Locator to contact your local food bank and find out how it is solving hunger in your community.
Need More Information?
For additional information on our network’s SNAP outreach and application assistance or any Feeding America program, contact the programs team.