Resources for Struggling Families

Goals

To identify the types of services that are available for struggling families in the U.S., including a description of the programs and organizations that provide each of the services.

Early Findings

Food Assistance Services- SNAP

  • SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and is a federal program that assists millions of low-income Americans get food.
  • There are over 9.5 million families in the U.S. whose children are on SNAP, a program that fights hunger in America.
  • SNAP provides families with their primary nutritional needs and gets them through temporary difficult times.
  • It helps families get back on their feet and lead better lives.
  • SNAP ensures that children who come from marginalized families have a better chance at a healthy adulthood.
  • Seniors can also age with dignity and families are able to care for themselves.
  • Eligibility for SNAP is limited to people that have gross incomes of up to 130% of the national poverty line.
  • A family of four needs to make less than $2,633 per month to receive the benefits.
  • Families that benefit from SNAP get electronic debit cards which they can use to purchase groceries at authorized retailers countrywide.

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