Title

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) & Food Insecurity

Poster Number

19B

Lead Author Major

Political Science & Economics

Lead Author Status

Junior

Format

Poster Presentation (Research Day, April 30)

Faculty Mentor Name

Marylou Bagus-Hansen

Faculty Mentor Department

Undergraduate Education

Abstract/Artist Statement

The purpose of the government funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is to reduce food insecurity in the United States by improving the levels of nutrition among low-income households and individuals known as CalFresh in California. The project will overview how policies implemented on SNAP have affected who may have access to the service, if there’s been a decrease in food insecurity, and how SNAP and food insecurity was affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, by analyzing the policies and data from SNAP and food insecurity along with a recent survey was conducted at a food distribution event in Stockton, California. As a result, studies have shown SNAP has reduced food insecurity and helped many households and individuals during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. Given so, as of Oct 1, 2021 SNAP has adjusted the benefit amounts to provide 40 cents more per person and per meal.

Location

Information Commons, William Knox Holt Memorial Library and Learning Center

Start Date

30-4-2022 10:00 AM

End Date

30-4-2022 12:00 PM

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) & Food Insecurity

Information Commons, William Knox Holt Memorial Library and Learning Center

The purpose of the government funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is to reduce food insecurity in the United States by improving the levels of nutrition among low-income households and individuals known as CalFresh in California. The project will overview how policies implemented on SNAP have affected who may have access to the service, if there’s been a decrease in food insecurity, and how SNAP and food insecurity was affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, by analyzing the policies and data from SNAP and food insecurity along with a recent survey was conducted at a food distribution event in Stockton, California. As a result, studies have shown SNAP has reduced food insecurity and helped many households and individuals during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. Given so, as of Oct 1, 2021 SNAP has adjusted the benefit amounts to provide 40 cents more per person and per meal.