SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

In 2016, over 44 million Americans received SNAP benefits, making it the largest federal food program and the largest expenditure in the federal Farm Bill. Despite the program’s size, there are many it doesn’t reach, particularly in California (where SNAP is called CalFresh). BFI is dedicated to supporting research on SNAP and ensuring that evidence-based policy is enacted at the state and federal levels. Read more about the research we’ve funded below.

Listen to an episode of our Just Food Podcast on CalFresh at the UC Berkeley campus.