In the wake of massive and widespread layoffs due to the coronavirus pandemic, scores of Americans are turning to food assistance programs to help put food on the table — in addition to the millions that already rely on them. But it's no secret that state government websites aren't always the easiest things to navigate. On top of that, each state handles its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, differently — with different eligibility rules, different application processes, and even, in some cases, different names for the food assistance programs (although the vast majority do still call it SNAP). Because of this, we've tried to make it easier for SNAP applicants to navigate through their own state's program using the links in this story, as well as links to local food banks where additional food assistance resources are available.
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