Right now, SNAP assists thousands of families. Thousands more people are also receiving TANF aid. There are notable distinctions between the 2 government initiatives for low-income families.
Helping low-income or non-income families buy food to supplement their daily nutritional needs is the goal of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously referred to as Food Stamps.
Purchasing meat, chicken, vegetables, dairy goods, fruits, flour, cereals, appetizers, non-alcoholic drinks, and even seeds and plants that yield food for the family can be done by program participants from approved stores.
Recipients of SNAP cannot possess cash; instead, benefits are transferred onto an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.