Meet Christina, a participant in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Watch the video to listen to her story about how SNAP has helped provide increased food security for her family.
In light of COVID-19, catastrophic increases in hunger are predicted globally and domestically. As the Senate is back in session to consider additional measures to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, this stimulus bill is our last big chance to do something about it immediately. SNAP is the nation’s first line of defense against hunger. Seventy-four percent of adult SNAP participants are working or have worked within a year of SNAP participation. Though benefits average approximately $1.40 per person per meal, recent studies suggest every $1 of SNAP benefits during an economic downturn generates between $1.50 and $1.80 in economic activity. This money goes to farmers, grocery stores and everyone who has been suffering during this time; it helps our local communities.
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