SNAP is the nation's largest federally funded nutrition assistance program and first line of defense against food and nutrition insecurity. The program provides financial benefits via an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card, which participants can use to buy groceries—in-store and online—at more than 250,000 retailers nationwide.
"The cost of eating healthy is ten times more than what SNAP benefits can cover" -A SNAP participant in North Carolina
"[Fruit and vegetable incentives] would benefit me a lot because no matter how much I try and make it stretch, it doesn't ever seem to stretch." -A SNAP participant in Iowa
"Yes, it’s awful tempting when you are waiting to check out to grab a candy bar. It would be just as easy if they had fresh fruit there that you could just grab.” -A SNAP participant in Ohio