As we celebrate SNAP Education and Outreach Month, here are a few things you might not know about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and SNAP Education (SNAP-Ed).
- SNAP benefits help Minnesotans with limited financial resources buy food for well-balanced meals. SNAP-Ed helps these same people make healthy food choices and become more physically active.
- SNAP is administered by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), with case management done by county human services offices. SNAP-Ed is implemented by University of Minnesota Extension and the seven Anishinaabe Tribes (Bois Forte, Fond du Lac, Grand Portage, Leech Lake, Mille Lacs, Red Lake, and White Earth).
- Both SNAP and SNAP-Ed are federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture through legislation commonly referred to as “the Farm Bill.”