SNAP - Food Stamps

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Tennessee Food Stamp Program

"The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) provides nutritional assistance benefits to children and families, the elderly, the disabled, unemployed and working families. SNAP helps supplement monthly food budgets of families with low-income to buy the food they need to maintain good health and allow them to direct more of their available income toward essential living expenses. DHS staff determines the eligibility of applicants based on guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The primary goals of the program are to alleviate hunger and malnutrition and to improve nutrition and health in eligible households. DHS has a dual focus on alleviating hunger and establishing or re-establishing self-sufficiency." - TN Department of Human Services 


Food Stamps (SNAP)

Food Stamps (SNAP) are help from the government to buy most foods in grocery stores.


Basic Information about Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program 

"Millions of older Americans on fixed incomes have difficulty getting food basics necessary for a proper diet. If you meet the income guidelines, the SNAP program (also known as food stamps) may help you stretch your food budget. SNAP is a federal program, run by state or local agencies, that provides funding for food and plants and seeds to grow food. SNAP benefits can be used like cash to buy eligible food items from authorized retailers." - West Tennessee Legal Services  


SNAP Benefits in Memphis

"The Food Stamp Program helps buy the food you need for a nutritionally adequate diet. Eligible people are given an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card that can be used like a credit card at the grocery store." - Memphis Area Legal Services 


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