The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the nation’s largest nutrition safety net program. It represents the nation’s first line
of defense against food insecurity and hunger by improving food access and affordability. SNAP served over 41.2 million participants nationwide in an average month in federal fiscal year (FY) 2022. Research has shown that SNAP benefits reduce the likelihood of food insecurity by roughly 30%. Because of this rate of effectiveness, increasing access to SNAP is a key strategy in reducing food insecurity This report details the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Missouri.