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 and FRAC’s Farm Bill Resource Toolkit for resources you can use to enhance your advocacy, including FRAC’s analyses on the House and Senate Farm Bills and interactive maps highlighting the importance of SNAP in your Congressional District, county, and state.
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 and about some of the harmful provisions in the House Farm Bill.
|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|
|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.