SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

Learn About SNAP

 What is SNAP?

Previously known as the food stamp program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides about 46 million Americans in about 22 million low income homes with debit cards to buy food each month. Participants include adults with families who work in low wage jobs, unemployed workers and people on fixed incomes, such as Social Security. About three-fourths of SNAP recipients live in households with children; more than one-quarter live in households with seniors or people with disabilities. It is the largest federal nutritional assistance program.

A breakdown of the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps).

Let’s talk about the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) and how it is an important tool to get people struggling with food insecurity back on their feet.

St. Mary’s Food Bank SNAP Outreach Program

The SNAP Outreach Program at St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance provides food stamp information and application assistance as another means of providing meals to the community’s most vulnerable individuals and families.Check out our SNAP resources below and ways your agency can get involved.

Get Involved

  • Distribute SNAP materials provided by SMFBA to your clients.
  • Host a SNAP event to sign up clients for benefits.
  • Become an access point for SNAP benefit assistance or an anchor site and have our coordinator train your staff to assist with the guest application process.


Agency Services Hotline: 480-291-3237 (Ask for SNAP Services)