The NCSL Hunger Partnership brings stakeholders to the table with state legislators to work together to promote effective programs and encourage participation in the hunger and nutrition fields. Resources related to COVID-19 and nutrition programs have been added. April 9, 2020
The Hunger Partnership connects public and private sectors to improve the availability of healthy food for hungry families and brings together legislators, staff and businesses to identify policies and programs to reduce hunger in America.
The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, provides nutrition assistance to low-income people and is the primary food assistance program in the Farm Bill, authorized through 2018.
Federal data shows that more than 48 million Americans, including 15 million-plus children, experience hunger and difficulty in gaining access to adequate food. This resource is for state policymakers navigating the many initiatives that address hunger and nutrition
This section highlights federal hunger and nutrition programs, national data, resources and regulations in hunger and nutrition.
Stay up to date and learn about the issues and policies your colleagues are discussing during Hunger Partnership convenings.