The largest and most important of the federal programs addressing food insecurity is SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The program helps feed more than 42 million Americans each month. Two-thirds of the people participating in the program are children, over 65 or people with disabilities. “SNAP has become the key safety net program for low-income families,” said Choe East, Assistant Professor of Economics who has studied the program.
More than one in 10 households experience food insecurity. Solving that problem would be a huge step toward improving health.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 29