Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Law and Legal Definition

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal program of the U.S. government that aims to provide assistance to low- and no-income people and families living in the U.S. Historically and commonly it is known as the Food Stamp Program. This program is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Benefits of this program are distributed by the individual U.S. states.