The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is intended to provide food assistance to low-income families. In 2023, approximately 42,453,691 Americans (more than 1 in 8) receive SNAP benefits.
The Nutrition Title also includes the Commodity Supplemental Food Program; the Emergency Food Assistance Program; Seniors’ Farmer Market Nutrition Programs; as well as programs to ensure availability of fresh fruits and vegetables for schools and healthy fluid milk incentives.
Together, these programs comprise the vast majority of spending in the farm bill. Just over 81 percent of the baseline used to write the 2023 Farm Bill is devoted to nutrition programs.