Buying Groceries is a SNAP!

April 3rd, 2013

SNAP is The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Today’s post id from Debbie Wilcox, Vice President of Marketing and Professional Services at SafeSourcing.

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal listed an astounding fact that 47.8 million Americans are currently on the food stamp program. The total food stamp benefits paid out in 2012 totaled $74.6 billion dollars. The new program,  which has been renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), has made buying groceries easier for recipients by introducing a debit type card that can be used to purchase approved items.

Even though an unbelievable 15% of the US population receives food stamp benefits, the qualification levels are pretty strict. To qualify for food stamp assistance, a family of three has to have a household income not exceeding $25,000. Many families could not get by without this assistance to help fill a basic need of proving food and meals.

So, beyond making the program easier to use, how can we help individuals and families make their dollar stretch further? By providing nutritional and healthy food and private label products at the best possible price. SafeSourcing can help grocers and other retailers ensure they are able to purchase products at the most competitive rates from a broad selection of suppliers through an e-negotiation sourcing event. We assist companies every day reduce their cost of goods, which means those companies can pass along savings in the form of lower prices to their customers.

Working together, we can make a difference. To find out more, contact a SafeSourcing representative today.  

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