Topic: SNAP

Congrats to USDA’s Andrea Gold for Well-Deserved Food Marketing Institute Recognition

Legal/Food Stamp Director

A key strength of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is its structure as an entitlement program that utilizes regular channels of commerce through public and private partnerships. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers SNAP, authorizes food retailers to accept SNAP benefits. SNAP customers then redeem those benefits by using Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) debit cards at authorized stores. This makes SNAP a cost-effective means for government to get food assistance to needy people. It also means that SNAP customers can shop where and how other customers shop for their groceries. And it means SNAP can respond quickly to increased need, whether due to economic downturns or natural disasters.

Tags: Hunger, SNAP

Join FRAC’s Fight Against the House Farm Bill

Government Relations Associate

In mid-May, the House is expected to vote on a Farm Bill that will take food off the tables of very large numbers of families across the country.The House Farm Bill would slash SNAP benefits for more than 1 million low-income, struggling households, increase hunger and poverty, and reduce economic growth and productivity in communities across the country.