The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly “food stamps”) is the largest nutrition assistance program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). SNAP serves as the first line of the nation’s public policy defense against hunger and undernutrition as well as an effective anti-poverty initiative. SNAP has a critical role, not
just in reducing food insecurity, but in improving the health of the nation, especially among the most vulnerable Americans.

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Publication Date: February 01, 2019
Published By: Food Research & Action Center

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