Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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Ending Hunger and Moving People Forward to Self Sufficiency

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USDA Modernizes the Thrifty Food Plan, Updates SNAP Benefits
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USDA Modernizes the Thrifty Food Plan, Updates SNAP Benefits

USDA today released a re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan, used to calculate SNAP benefits. As a result, the average SNAP benefit – excluding additional funds provided as part of pandemic relief – will increase for Fiscal Year 2022 beginning on Oct. 1, 2021.

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COVID-19 Resources for Individuals and Families

In addition to our work to ensure that children and low-income Americans maintain access to food, FNS nutrition education programs have consumer resources to help individuals and families during this exceptional time.