SNAP and Work

Updated February 26, 2018

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income families and individuals purchase food. It's our nation’s largest program to combat hunger, feeding 42 million people each year. Most SNAP recipients are children, seniors, or people with disabilities. Those who don't fall in these categories are expected to work.  And most, in fact, do.

This fact sheet—written by Nune Phillips—highlights the nature of low-wage work, SNAP's role in our communities, and key facts about existing SNAP work requirements. For questions, please contact Nune Phillips.

Image Credits: This fact sheet uses imagery from Shutterstock artists atlanaka, Oleg Mikhaylov, and ArtWell.