SNAP benefits help people buy enough food and the purchases stimulate the economy. Every $1 increase in SNAP benefits generates more than $1.50 in economic activity. It’s estimated that $1 billion in new SNAP benefits issued during a recession raises GDP by $1.54 billion and supports 13,560 jobs.
Urge your senators and representatives to increase SNAP benefits to help families cope with the economic downturn that is accompanying efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Tip: Personalized emails have the most impact. Add a note explaining why hunger is important to you.
Dear [ Senator / Representative ],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]