SNAPshots is a project that aims to tell the stories of SNAP (Food Stamp) recipients in Georgia, the impact of SNAP on Georgia families, and the local farmers markets that help put good food on families' tables. Each week, we'll highlight someone that uses SNAP to provide fresh, healthy food for their family. So follow along, share these stories, and help us shatter the stigma that plagues millions of food insecure Georgians.
A huge thank you to Ross Oscar Knight and Carlton Mackey for making this project a reality.
Photo Credit: Ross Oscar Knight
what is snap?
For more than 40 years, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has served as the foundation of America’s national nutrition safety net. It is the nation’s first line of defense against hunger and offers a powerful tool to improve nutrition among low-income Americans.
More than 1.5 million people in Georgia are considered food-insecure and receive SNAP. Nearly two-thirds of SNAP recipients are children, elderly, or disabled. The prevalence of food insecurity is more staggering when you consider that the average SNAP benefit per person, per meal is only $1.42.
Misconceptions about SNAP are prevalent across our country. Click here to read common myths and facts about this critical hunger program.