SNAP is key to the US coronavirus response

Dan Kopf
SNAP is key to the US coronavirus response

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be the US’s unheralded weapon in the coronavirus relief response. After unemployment insurance and the recently-passed $2 trillion coronavirus relief package, the program, formerly known as food stamps, may be the the most important way that the federal government will get resources into the pockets of suffering Americans. SNAP is available to households that make less than 30% above the US federal poverty line (about $28,000 for a family of three) and have less than $2,250 in their bank account.