Mississippi families, health, and local economies grow when Mississippi invests in SNAP incentives.
Across Mississippi, many families and individuals struggle with hunger and rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help stretch their food dollars and purchase healthier foods.
The American Heart Association, alongside Together for Hope and the Therizo Foundation, wants to Grow the Good in Mississippi: increasing access to healthy food by making shopping in the fresh aisles more accessible, bringing food security to Mississippi. Food security means that all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their needs for an active and healthy life.
The reality is that two-thirds of SNAP participants are children, the elderly and people with disabilities. We invite you to advocate with us for the necessary funds to add these financial incentives, so that our friends and family who rely on SNAP to provide for their families are able to purchase more fruits and vegetables. Together, we can we can Grow the Good by driving economic growth for local farmers and businesses and building a healthier community.