Understanding SNAP & Its Importance to Reducing Poverty in Rural America

May. 2, 2018 , 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Contact Jack Morgan (202) 942-4274

Rural America provides a vast majority of our nation’s food, yet despite this critical role in our nation’s economy and well-being, too many individuals and families in rural counties are struggling and not sharing in our nation’s economic growth. In fact, a full 85% of the country’s persistent poverty counties are rural.  

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one leading federal program that helps to provide needed assistance to millions of struggling, low-income individuals and families.  Join us for this educational webinar to dive into SNAP’s critical importance to helping reduce poverty in rural counties, including the role of county governments in sharing administation of SNAP in the states of California, Colorado, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.  Moreover, attendees will hear a legislative update on SNAP as it relates to the Farm Bill reauthorization and a broad recap of the NACo Farm Bill Summit in Palm Beach County, Fla.

This webinar will include a blend of subject-matter expertise, county case examples and interactive question-and-answer opportunity.