Congress has voted to protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which one in seven Michigan residents rely on to access the nutritious food they need to grow and thrive.
One in seven Michigan residents rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to access the nutritious food they need to live healthy lives. The majority of SNAP participants are seniors, children and people with disabilities. Others are struggling working families who need support during times of crisis.
At United Way, we work to build strong and healthy communities. SNAP helps achieve this goal by pulling families in Southeastern Michigan out of poverty, bridging gaps in household income, increasing participation in local economies and ensuring that children have access to fresh, nutritious food.
SNAP was at risk this year, but thanks to support from advocates like you, Congress voted to pass a Farm Bill that protects access to this essential support program for millions of families. Email or tweet at your legislator to thank them for their support of this important legislation!