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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
- 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