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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
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. Click "Read more" for SNAP information and outreach tools.

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