Food Stamps

1100.007.00 LEGAL BASIS

IM-#16 March 13, 2009IM-#66 September 3, 2008 IM-#103 October 4, 2004

The legal basis for program administration and determination of the level of participation for households in the program is set forth in the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (formerly known as the Food Stamp Act of 1977), as amended by the Food Security Act of 1985, the Hunger Prevention Act of 1988, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, the Farm Bill of 2002, the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 renames the Food Stamp Act the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 and renames the federal program the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) effective October 1, 2008. The program is still called the Food Stamp Program in Missouri.