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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

SNAP, still sometimes referred to as food stamps, is a USDA anti-hunger program providing monthly assistance to low-income households. These supplemental funds add an average of $1.39 per meal to the household food budget for a total of $127 per person per month on average. In 2019, more than two-thirds of SNAP recipients were families with children and the other third were households with seniors or people with disabilities. To qualify, the income of a household must fall below the poverty level which is $1064 a month for a single-person household. In addition, able-body adults must be employed or seeking employment to qualify to receive SNAP benefits. In Louisiana, this translates to almost 20% of the population qualifying to receive SNAP in a normal year.




About Us

Market UmbrellaMarket Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.

Crescent City Farmers MarketThe Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts nearly 60 local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.