Fighting Poverty with SNAP

Reassessing the Tool Kit for a Unified Movement for Economic Justice

Publication

September 08, 2021

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This report accounts for the value of SNAP in helping low-income individuals and families acquire food, particularly during times of economic hardship. Yet it also recognizes that SNAP’s potential has never been limited to food assistance. Rather, SNAP’s potential lay in the program’s ability to operate as a full-fledged antipoverty program and thus a program that would strike at the root of hunger itself. Therefore, moving the program toward such ends would not only drastically change the landscape of hunger in the United States but would enlist in the fight against poverty the work of policy-makers, organizations, communities, and social movements that work with food and agriculture.