SNAP Supports Work, Helps Families Stabilize
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food assistance to nearly 44 million people. A majority (70 percent) of recipients are children, elderly, or disabled. SNAP also supplements wages for low-income workers, who often don’t earn enough to climb out of poverty as well as maintain food security for themselves and their families. Among SNAP households with at least one working-age, non-disabled adult, 58 percent earn income from employment while enrolled in SNAP. Moreover, 82 percent have employment income in the year prior to or following SNAP enrollment, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.