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Take Action to Protect SNAP


  • Want to join farmers, families, policymakers, food justice advocates, and community members in sharing why #SNAPIncentives are so important? Commit today to take action: bit.ly/2QgsYLT 
  • #SNAPMatters & #SNAPWorks. The program provides food access to more than 40 million people, and a majority are children and elderly or disabled adults. Learn more about how you can #ProtectSNAP here bit.ly/2JAlHWy
  • FACT: #SNAP reduces food insecurity, or the inability to pay for food, by up to 30% #SNAPWorks. Commit to #ProtectSNAP today bit.ly/2JAlHWy
  • #SNAPIncentives help stretch participants’ dollars and increase access to healthy foods. Stay informed on the latest #SNAP news and learn what you can do to #ProtectSNAP here: bit.ly/2JAlHW
  • #SNAPIncentives increase money spent on fresh produce in grocery stores. Every $5 spent using #SNAP can generate up to $9 in economic growth. Read more here: bit.ly/2HywHBu

Success Stories


  • Since 2009, @FairFoodNetwork’s Double Up Food Bucks program in Michigan has expanded to 250 sites and now serves as a national model for incentive programs giving #SNAP participants access to fresh produce. bit.ly/2HNaUFj
  • Programs like Massachusetts’s Healthy Incentive Program (HIP) benefit #SNAP participants as well as local farmers. Read about this successful program that paved the way for the nationwide Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) Grant Program: bit.ly/30GF0Ty
  • YES! “Connecting agriculture to food access and to public health and coming up with programs and models that really work for everybody” – @MAFoodSys Director Winton Pitcoff. bit.ly/2wnReCp
  • Take a moment to read about successful #SNAPIncentives Programs in #PA, #AZ, #MA, #LA, #MS. These programs are making it easier for participants to live a healthy life and we must do all we can to #ProtectSNAP. bit.ly/2VPXiOo
  • .@Voices4hk Grantee @DC_Greens is working to overcome food insecurity in the nation’s capital through empowering people who have experienced food insecurity in their own lives to not only share their stories but also become advocates themselves. bit.ly/2WZDVEc

 Other SNAP Resources and Stories


  • A quick overview of the benefits of #SNAP:
    ✔️Lifts millions of people out of poverty and helps them stay out.
    ✔️Boosts children’s health.
    ✔️Helps children perform better in school.
    ✔️Improves the economy.
    #SNAPMatters & #SNAPWorks bit.ly/2whkaMm
  • In California, 73% of #LowIncome customers surveyed said they ate more fruits and veggies as a result of @CAMarketMatch, a #SNAP incentive program that gives participants additional dollars to spend on healthy foods.  bit.ly/2JXNTSE
  • #SNAPMatters. Listen to this conversation between mother and son, Catherine & Max from @StoryCorps on how #SNAP gave them access to healthy foods and had a lasting impact on their lives. bit.ly/2Wi5X0l
  • #SNAP is not just about access to food. It’s about access to hope. Listen to Jeremy Huffman and Adam Ingrao discuss their work to make sure #SNAP benefits are available at local farmers markets. #SNAPMatters #ProtectSNAP bit.ly/2JXvntK
  • Does #SNAP cover the cost of a meal in your county? (Hint: Chances are it doesn’t.) View this interactive map from @UrbanInstitute to find out.  urbn.is/2HyjtFb

National Academy of Medicine Webinar on Health Equity, June 12, 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST


  • How can we collectively harness our shared values to mobilize decision makers to #PromoteHealthEquity? Join @theNAMedicine on June 12 for an afternoon webinar: bit.ly/2UPgBak
  • How can communities effectively message & communicate about health equity in order to advance public policy? Join @theNAMedicine webinar on June 12. #PromoteHealthEquity bit.ly/2UPgBak
  • Heath equity is crucial for a vibrant society. How can we effectively talk about health equity in order to advance public policy? Learn tips and strategies from @Voices4HK on June 12 webinar from @theNAMedicine. #PromoteHealthEquity bit.ly/2UPgBak
  • June webinar from @theNAMedicine will highlight tips and techniques to #PromoteHealthEquity in public policy. Reserve your spot: bit.ly/2UPgBak
  • Health equity is crucial. Health inequities are costly. Join @theNAMedicine on June 12 for a webinar on advancing health equity in public policy and the need to harness shared values. #PromoteHealthEquity Register today: bit.ly/2UPgBak

 


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We have grouped posts by topic to make it easier to find specific content.  However, feel free to use posts in any order you’d like.

Take Action to Protect SNAP


  • Want to join farmers, families, policymakers, food justice advocates, and community members in sharing why fruit and vegetable incentives are so important? Commit today to take action bit.ly/2QgsYLT 
  • SNAP matters and SNAP works. The program provides food access to more than 40 million people, nearly two-thirds of whom are children or elderly or disabled adults. Learn more about how you can #ProtectSNAP here bit.ly/2JAlHWy
  • FACT: SNAP reduces food insecurity, or the inability to pay for food, by up to 30%. Commit to #ProtectSNAP today bit.ly/2JAlHWy
  • SNAP Incentives increase money spent on fresh produce in grocery stores. Every $5 spent using SNAP can generate up to $9 in economic growth. #ProtectSNAP bit.ly/2HywHBu
  • SNAP participants who took part in financial incentive programs like Double Up Food Bucks ate almost a quarter of a cup more of fruits and vegetables per day. #ProtectSNAP bit.ly/2JAlHWy

Success Stories 


  • Since 2009, @FairFoodNetwork’s Double Up Food Bucks program in Michigan has expanded to 250 sites and now serves as a national model for incentive programs giving SNAP participants access to fresh produce. bit.ly/2HNaUFj
  • Programs like Massachusetts’s Healthy Incentive Program (HIP) benefit SNAP participants as well as local farmers. Read about this successful program that paved the way for the nationwide Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) Grant Program: bit.ly/30GF0Ty
  • YES! “Connecting agriculture to food access and to public health and coming up with programs and models that really work for everybody” – @MAFoodSys Director Winton Pitcoff. bit.ly/2wnReCp
  • Take a moment to read about successful SNAP Incentives Programs in Pennsylvania, Arizona, Massachusetts, Louisana, and Mississippi. These programs are making it easier for participants to live a healthy life and we must do all we can to #ProtectSNAP. bit.ly/2VPXiOo
  • @VoicesForHealthyKids Grantee @DCGreens.org is working to overcome food insecurity in the nation’s capital through empowering people who have experienced food insecurity in their own lives to not only share their stories but also become advocates themselves. bit.ly/2WZDVEc

Other SNAP Stories and Resources


  • A quick overview of the benefits of SNAP:
    ✔️Lifts millions of people out of poverty and helps them stay out.
    ✔️Boosts children’s health.
    ✔️Helps children perform better in school.
    ✔️Improves the economy.
    SNAP matters, SNAP works, and we must commit to #ProtectSNAP bit.ly/2whkaMm
  • In California, 73% of low-income customers surveyed said they ate more fruits and veggies as a result of @CAMarketMatch, a SNAP incentive program that gives participants additional dollars to spend on healthy foods. bit.ly/2JXNTSE
  • If you want to understand the benefits of a program like SNAP, listen to the people who participate. Mother and son, Catherine & Max sat down with @StoryCorps discuss how SNAP gave them access to healthy foods and had a lasting impact on their lives. bit.ly/2Wi5X0l
  • SNAP is not just about access to food. It’s about access to hope. Listen to Jeremy Huffman and Adam Ingrao discuss their work to make sure SNAP benefits are available at local farmers markets. #ProtectSNAP bit.ly/2JXvntK
  • Does SNAP cover the cost of a meal in your county?  Chances are it doesn’t. Nationally the SNAP benefit falls $46.50 below monthly low-income meal costs. Find out how wide the gap is in your county with help from @UrbanInstitute urbn.is/2HyjtFb

National Academy of Medicine Webinar on Health Equity, June 12, 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST


  • Health equity is crucial and health inequities are costly. All actors in society have the power to change the narrative and help promote health equity.  Join @NAMedicine on June 12 for an afternoon webinar where experts will provide tips and techniques for advancing health equity in public policy and will explore how to harness shared values in communicating to policymakers. Learn more and register: bit.ly/2UPgBak 

Media

If you or your team have any specific questions related to media pitching, please contact Suzette Harris at suzette.harris@heart.org.

Sample Op-Ed 

This is a template op-ed focused on SNAP Incentives. Please consider your own stories and experiences as a way to personalize the op-ed. Be sure to include specific information about your campaign.

Letter to the Editor 

Use this sample letter to the editor as a response to any articles that relate to SNAP Incentives.

Action Alert

If you or your team have any specific questions related to grassroots advocacy, please contact Raul Espinoza at raul.espinoza@heart.org.

SNAP Incentives Action Alert 

Action alerts are messages that spur your advocates and the general public to get involved with your campaign. Use this draft action alert on SNAP Incentives for inspiration to develop one for your specific campaign. These alerts can be sent out via e-mail, letter, phone call, or even on social media.

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