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Our mission is to end hunger in Tennessee by protecting and strengthening SNAP, WIC, and Child Nutrition Programs. We aim to educate and inform people about the federal nutrition programs through outreach materials, webinars, and our collaborative partner network. We also help with direct client services, where we identify program barriers so that we can ultimately advocate for solutions.
Need help? Check out assistance page for a list of resources on everything from eligibility to free/low-cost resources that are available to the public.
SNAP (Food Stamps)
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the nation’s largest anti-hunger program. It provides low-income families with an EBT card that can be used, like a debit card, to buy food at grocery stores and farmers markets. We’re working to connect people who need this important program. Help us eliminate hunger in Tennessee by becoming a SNAP Access Partner.
Child nutrition programs are vitally important to ensuring Tennessee children have access to healthy meals during the school year through the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program. During the summer months, child hunger often spikes, when children lose access to school meals. The Summer Food Service Program is crucial to addressing summer hunger among Tennessee children. The Pandemic EBT program is the most recent program designed to support families that were impacted during the pandemic.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) is a federal nutrition program that serves low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children until age 5. It provides nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and referrals to other health services. In Tennessee, WIC are loaded and can be used to buy food from approved grocery stores and farmers markets. Learn how you can help increase WIC participation.
KEEPING THE NUTRITION SAFETY NET STRONG
A strong safety net means nourished Tennesseans. We’re engaging and educating policymakers on the importance of hunger solutions like SNAP and school meals and how they can be improved. In 2020 we protected SNAP for hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans, and have worked to ensure that over 300,000 children are able to access P-EBT during the pandemic.
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