SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as the food stamp program. It is the largest federal nutritional assistance program.
Nebraska SNAP Outreach is a cooperative effort through Food Bank for the Heartland and Food Bank of Lincoln. In 2014, the Nebraska SNAP Outreach team helped over 7,000 households receive benefits totaling $17.6 million that went back into the state's economy. SNAP provided 7.1 million meals.
For more information, contact Nebraska SNAP Outreach at 1-855-444-5556
How SNAP Outreach Helps Communities
Provides food to hungry children.
Nearly half of SNAP participants, 13 million individuals, are children.
Assists people transitioning to self-sufficiency.
Most people spend less than 2 years on SNAP and half leave the program within 9 months.
Reclaims unused federal tax dollars.
Over $6 billion in SNAP benefits went unclaimed in 2006 as a result of nonparticipation.
Increases the number of farm jobs.
Every $1 billion in retail food demand generates 3,300 farm jobs.
Provides an immediate economic stimulus to state and local economies.
Every $1 of accessed SNAP benefits generates an additional $1.84 of economic activity.
* Data from Feeding America
If you are a nonprofit agency, you can learn about becoming a local SNAP outreach partner
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