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What is SNAP? – Level 3

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4. Read the text:

Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program
SNAP used to be called food stamps. It offers nutritional assistance to millions of eligible low-income American families.

  • Improvements to the program have kept fraud and abuse at a historic low.
  • 40% of households receiving snap have at least one working person.
  • Snap can’t be used to purchase non-food items.
  • It is strictly prohibited to buy beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes or tobacco.
  • For each additional dollar a person receives in snap they are more likely to buy healthy food.
  • The average time people spend on snap is 8 to 10 months.

5. Take the quiz:
Match the word with its meaning