Food Stamps Basics

Authored By: Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc. LSC Funded

The food stamp program is a government program that can help people buy food. It is intended to alleviate hunger and malnutrition. As of October 2008, it became officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). However, it is still commonly referred to as food stamps. This article provides a comprehensive overview of SNAP and includes a FAQ on college students' eligibility for food stamps.


Last Review and Update: Jan 18, 2019