Making America Stronger:
The U.S. Food Stamp Program
As of Oct. 1, 2008, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the
new name for the federal Food Stamp Program.
SNAP helps put food on the table for some 31 million people per month in FY 2009. It provides low-income households with electronic benefits they can use like cash at most grocery stores. SNAP is the cornerstone of the Federal food assistance programs, and provides crucial support to needy households and to those making the transition from welfare to work.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture administers SNAP at the Federal level through its Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). State agencies administer the program at State and local levels, including determination of eligibility and allotments, and distribution of benefits.
Click on the Grocery Sack and watch the video regarding the new Supplemental N
utrition Assistance Program. For more information, please contact Catholic Social Service at one of our following Offices listed at the bottom of this page.
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