SNAP is the nation's largest federally funded nutrition assistance program and first line of defense against food and nutrition insecurity. The program provides benefits via an electronic benefit card (EBT), which participants can use to buy groceries nationwide.
SNAP should be accessible for all people in need, provide adequate benefits, and encourage nutritious foods. Participating grocery stores should stock and promote healthy options.
"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
"It would help to keep me more health conscious because that way my kids and husband won’t buy sodas anymore.” - A SNAP participant in North Carolina
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