SNAP – the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is our nation’s #1 defense against hunger.  SNAP is a powerful anti-hunger tool that helps put food on the tables of America’s most vulnerable citizens, and improves health outcomes for children.  A major funding cut to federal nutrition assistance took effect in October 2013, impacting 1.8 million Pennsylvanians, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) in Washington, D.C. The cut amounts to 21 lost meals per month for a family of four.  Download the PDF below to see the impact on Pennsylvania the cuts to SNAP had on our counties.