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#snap4SNAP: On October 30th Help Us Celebrate 50 Years of Food Stamps

September 29, 2014
Event Date: 
October 30, 2014

Fifty years ago America found it utterly appalling that hunger existed in our country – so horrific that people came together and legislators reached across the aisle to do something about it.  To mark this important anniversary, on October 30th community members, advocates, and organizations will take to social media to talk about the importance of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps).  Join in the conversation by tweeting and posting pictures and statements of what SNAP means to you with the hashtag #snap4SNAP.  

The #snap4SNAP campaign aims to illuminate the real life experiences of SNAP recipients and give people a platform to talk about the program.  By using social media we can bring a dose of reality to conversation around SNAP.   

Sign up to take part now!

Have questions?   

See our FAQ below or contact Kate Scully at or 215-762-1074.


The following organizations, or individuals from the following organizations, have signed up to tweet and post about SNAP on October 30th. 

Your organization can sign up here.

Alameda County Community Food Bank 

Alaska Food Coalition 

Alliance to End Hunger

American Federation of Teachers

Amherst Survival Center

California Association of Food Banks

Center for Hunger-Free Communities 

Central PA Food Bank

Children's Defense Fund

Children's HealthWatch

Coalition on Human Needs 

Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions

Dreuding Center

Eastern Illinois University

Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations


Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Every Child Matters  

Federation of Neighborhood Center

Feeding America  

Feeding Pennsylvania  

Feeding Texas

Food Research Action Center 

Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Hunger Advocacy Network  

Hunger Free PA  


Los Angeles Regional Food Bank  

Martha's Table  

Maryland Food Bank

Maryland Hunger Solutions  

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Inc. 

Massachusetts Public Health Association


New Hampshire Legal Assistance  

Oregon Food Bank

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon  

PathWays PA

Pittsburgh Food Policy Council


Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

Share Our Strength  

Southwest PA Food Security Partnership  

Spring Garden Pictures

St. Anthony's  

Sunday Suppers

Texas Hunger Initiative

The Food Trust  

The Salvation Army  

Vetri Foundation for Children

Washington State Budget and Policy Center

Western Center on Law and Poverty

Witnesses to Hunger




Have questions?   

See our FAQ below or contact Kate Scully at or 215-762-1074.


Frequently Asked Questions

What Should I Post/Tweet?

Write about what SNAP means for you.  SNAP helps millions of families put food on their table.  It takes away some of the worry and fear for families who struggle each day with the question, “What am I going to eat?” or “What am I going to feed my kids?”


You can write about:

  • How SNAP helps families
  • What SNAP allows families to do
  • What cuts to SNAP mean and their impact
  • Facts about SNAP
  • What improvement you would like to see for SNAP

Why should I include a picture?

Pictures are powerful.  An image helps to make an issue real.  As we have seen through the Witnesses to Hunger program, pictures grab people’s attention and make people think about an issue far more than words can.


What should I take a picture of?

You really can include pictures of anything.  Leading up to October 30th, take pictures of you food shopping or eating.  That day take a picture of your lunch.  You can even include a picture simply of yourself showing your support for SNAP.  Be creative.  If you need inspiration check out the pictures taken by members of Witnesses to Hunger.


Do I have to take a picture?

Of course not! You can still take part in the campaign by posting without an image.


How can I stay involved?

We plan to continue the #snap4SNAP conversation throughout the year.  Keep posting and tweeting.  Encourage your supporters, friends, and colleagues to do the same.


What’s next?

As we said, the #snap4SNAP conversation will continue long after October 30th.   We will be planning an event in the spring to inform our legislators about the importance of the SNAP program.  Stay tuned for details about that event.


How do I sign up?

To sign up to take simply part visit:





Media Request Form