From USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Building a Healthy America:
A Profile of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
For the last four decades, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has played a critical role in the lives of millions of Americans in the fight against hunger and improved nutrition. In fiscal year 2011, SNAP served nearly 45 million people. This report seeks to provide policymakers and interested citizens with reliable information to assess the program’s strengths and identify opportunities for improvement.