SNAP/Food Supplement Program
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, known as the Food Supplement Program, or FSP, in Maryland) provides monthly assistance to low-income families to help them buy food and eat healthy. The program provides a monthly sum of money on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card to be used, like a debit card, at authorized grocery stores and other food retailers.
Every $1 in SNAP benefits spent in the community generates $1.85 in local economic activity. Maryland would gain millions in federal funds by signing up eligible households – funds that would stimulate the local economy.