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United Food Bank
United Food Bank • 1 year ago

Such an interesting tool - Think food stamps are something used only by people in far-away, poor communities? Think again. A handy interactive tool from Slate.com will show you just how many folks right in your own community rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps.

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