Keeping Up with Inflation: How SNAP is changing
SNAP benefits are adjusting to help low income households cope with food inflation.
Benefit levels of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will automatically increase on October 1st to reflect changes in cost of living. Prices for groceries rose more than 12% in the past year, which is the largest 12 month increase since 1979.
SNAP works to increase low income household’s purchasing power so they can afford a more nutritious diet.