Protect SNAP in Illinois

We invite SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Illinois advocates to use the following resources to support this vital program. These materials include a variety of resources – informational pieces about the basics of SNAP, tools that advocates can utilize when communicating with decision-makers, and a number of fact sheets sharing the impact of this critical support.

If you would like more information, or have any additional questions, please reach out to Heartland Alliance Policy & Advocacy.



Lift up the importance of SNAP in your district, community, and state in local media, urging your Members of Congress to very publicly reject harmful SNAP provisions.

Many of our national partners have great resources that you can use to strengthen your advocacy and to learn more about the Farm Bill and SNAP.

Be sure to check out FRAC’s website for the latest updates

Visit the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities to learn more about the critical role SNAP plays in helping struggling families put food on the table.


 SNAP 101  SNAP Employment & Training (E&T) in Illinois
 Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWDS)  (Coming Soon) ABAWDS vs. E&T

Other Informative Resources

Thisissnap.org Data matters ABAWD report
CBPP SNAP policy basics SNAP chartbook
SNAP participation by congressional district 12 facts about SNAP
SNAP & workers SNAP & retailers

SNAP’s Time Limit: Emerging Issues
in Litigation and Implementation

DuPage Federation SNAP Resource
SNAP Benefits for College Students


Outreach/Direct Services Resources

ABE link GCFD Benefits Outreach
Story bank  SNAP chartbook


These resources are provided by the Illinois SNAP Advocates listed below.