Viral Image Claims to Show Phone Number for Receiving Emergency Food Stamps

Posted on AllSides March 27th, 2020
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FACT CHECK

An image shared on Facebook more than 46,000 times purportedly shows the phone number people can call to get emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

Verdict: False

The number is not listed in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) directory of local SNAP offices and does not match the National Hunger Hotline. It comes from a popular 2005 rap song.

Fact Check:

SNAP benefits, formerly known as food stamps, are vouchers that low income Americans can use to buy food at approved retailers. States run and administer the program,...

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