The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) empowers program participants to make choices about what food is right for them. Through SNAP, people with lived experience of hunger and poverty can make decisions for themselves and their families, and use their purchasing power to make those decisions without shame or stigma. 

Should SNAP restrictions be enacted, SNAP recipients would lose the equity of using an EBT card to purchase food like any other customer. Although restricting SNAP choice has failed in the past, supporters of SNAP choice continue to advocate to protect SNAP access and participants’ dignity and equity in the face of continued threats to the program. If states begin policing SNAP purchases, it will threaten the accessibility and equity inherent in SNAP purchases.

Learn why protecting SNAP choice is so urgent in FRAC’s latest research brief.