SNAP protects children and families who are struggling to afford food by reducing food insecurity. Nearly two-thirds of all SNAP participants are children, elderly, and people with disabilities. By adding financial incentives to encourage SNAP participants to purchase more fruits and vegetables, families will have greater access to healthier foods and local economies will be stronger.
Because the incentive programs help families stretch their food dollars and buy healthier options, children are taught healthy behaviors, establishing lifelong habits that will support their overall health and wellness. Studies show that healthy eating can reduce risks of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Join the SNAP Incentives Action Team to help low-income families and boost local communities.