Pumping $1.2 billion into New Jersey’s local economies each year, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps feed tens of thousands of low-income workers, children, senior citizens and people with disabilities.
This critical federal aid, commonly known as food stamps, helps about 800,000 New Jersey residents afford nutritious food, including nearly 300,000 children, according to state data. The majority of households receiving this aid have at least one working family member and almost all are scraping by on poverty wages or income.
Congress is considering harmful proposals to cut this essential aid.
Join the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition and its many partners in protesting any cuts or caps to SNAP food assistance. The #SNAPFeedsNJ gives you easy ways to send a strong message to your federal representatives that they must say NO to any caps or cuts to SNAP.