Dispelling Myths: Unveiling the Facts About the SNAP Program
Our show this week is a deep dive into food insecurity in Athens. Over the last year, our reporters and producers have done dozens of stories on this issue, and today, as Thanksgiving approaches, we’re looking back at some of that coverage.
There are a variety of food assistance programs out there, including SNAP – the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – formerly known as the food stamp program. On average, 41.2 million people in 21.6 million households received monthly SNAP benefits in the 2022 fiscal year.
But how much does the average person really know about the program, who it supports, and how? To answer some of these questions, WUGA Health Desk contributor Lauren Baggett sat down with UGA researcher Grace Bagwell Adams to break down facts versus myth of the SNAP program.