Your Guide to Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs

Your Guide to Food and Nutrition Assistance Programs


The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, is federally funded, and managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. SNAP provides nutrition benefits to help support families in need.

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May 27, 2021You Asked, Benefits.gov Answers: Fast Facts on SNAP

TheSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest federal nutrition assistance program, serving an average of 12% of the 79 million families in the U.S., according to theU.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). SNAP is a supplementary program to help an individual or family buy nutritious food.Read More

October 15, 2020What You Need to Know About WIC

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) protects the health of low-income women, infants, and children up to age five who are at nutrition risk. WIC provides nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.Read MoreThis service is provided for you at no charge by Benefits.govStay ConnectedUpdate your subscriptions, modify your password or e-mail address, or stop subscriptions at any time on your Subscriber Preferences Page. You will need to use your e-mail address to log in. If you have questions or problems with the subscription service, please contact subscriberhelp.govdelivery.com.

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