Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
The persistence of hunger in America requires that NCLEJ continue its efforts to ensure that qualified low-income individuals and families receive benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamp program, as required by law. Although the federal government provides the money for SNAP benefits, states are responsible for administering the program. SNAP provides critical support to low-income households, many with low-wage workers whose earnings are insufficient to provide adequate food for the family.
NCLEJ works with colleagues across the country using a range of strategies to improve access to SNAP benefits and thereby improve the well-being of low-income households. We welcome inquiries from advocates about opportunities to work together on these issues. Feel free to contact us.