Each year, SNAP lifts millions of families out of poverty and hunger, and SNAP-Ed ensures that families have the education they need to maintain lifelong healthy changes. A growing body of research shows that improving food security through SNAP leads to positive outcomes in the short-run and long-run. These positive impacts are especially pronounced for children, whose families receive a large majority of SNAP benefits.

In 2014, SNAP benefits lifted 2.1 million children out of poverty, improving their immediate health and well-being, and resulting in better life outcomes and future self-sufficiently.¹

 1.  The White House Council of Economic Advisers, 2015. Long-Term Benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Report, December 2015. 
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