The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

New Policy Brief: The Cost of Cutting SNAP

May 15, 2013
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May 15, 2013

Our latest policy brief highlights that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is American’s first line of defense against hunger, provides significant cost savings for health care needs, and is an economic boost to local economies.

SNAP alleviates hunger, improves nutrition and health, and increases the food-purchasing power of low-income households.  The benefits of SNAP reach beyond participants, affecting not only individual health but also the economy in local communities.  Any cuts to the program will have wide reaching effects for the individuals participating in the program, their communities, and the entire nation. 

To read the full policy brief click here.


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