How SNAP Works


The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, caters to low-income households and offers them several benefits for purchasing food.

SNAP is perceived as a work support that supplements the wages of low-income individuals and families especially during an economic depression. SNAP also has work requirements and have several provisions designed for specific populations. The SNAP E&T provides grant funding for SNAP recipients to score employment.


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Federal Programs Related to - Food

Programs that provide access to free or low-cost food products by distributing groceries and providing meals.

Food Assistance Programs

Federal Programs Related to - Food Distribution

Programs that provide access to free or low-cost food products. Baby Food Suppliers; Brown Bag Programs; Commodity Distribution; Emergency Food; Food Aid Programs; Food Banks; Food Baskets; Food Clearinghouse Programs; Food Closet Programs; Food Gleaning Programs; Food Lines; Food Pantry Programs; Food Supplement Distribution; Food Vouchers; Groceries on Wheels; Grocery Vouchers; Sack Lunches/Dinners; Surplus Commodity Distribution

Federal Programs Related to - Hunger Action

Programs which seek to alleviate and prevent hunger. Includes domestic and international programs.

Federal Programs Related to - Public, Society Benefit, General/Other

Programs that focus on promoting the effective functioning of government, public administration and public officials and support or provide services required for the effective functioning of society's infrastructure.




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