SNAP Works for Hoosiers

Protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

What is SNAP?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) was formed in the first half of the 1960s as the Food Stamp Program. Many people still know SNAP as food stamps, a name that came from the paper coupons people used to purchase food.  Since its inception, SNAP has proven to be the singularly most effective anti-hunger program in the country. SNAP helps millions of working Americans put food on the table by responding to downturns in economic and employment circumstances.

What is Happening to SNAP?

Has been or will likely be attacked by:

Will be the target of:

  • Budget cuts
  • Structural changes like

  • Block granting
  • State cost-sharing
  • More rigorous work requirements

SNAP by the Numbers in Indiana

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