What SNAP Is For

June 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

The Senate is debating the farm bill, which authorizes SNAP (formerly the Food Stamp Program).  As members of Congress consider SNAP’s future, they would do well to understand its role as this nation’s first line of defense against hunger.

This video, made in 2007 to mark the 30th anniversary of landmark legislation that largely created today’s SNAP program, features interviews with two of the bill’s architects:  Republican Senator Robert Dole and Democratic Senator George McGovern.

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Stacy Dean

As Vice President for Food Assistance Policy, Dean works extensively with program administrators, policymakers, and non-profit organizations to improve the food stamp program and provide eligible low-income families easier access to its benefits.

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