What are food safety net services ?

Food safety net services are welfare-type programs that are designed to help low-income individuals and families purchase food. In the United States, individuals who are on a low income may be eligible for food stamps, the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, the National School Lunch Program, and other programs that can provide assistance to individuals. The goal of food safety net services is to supplement the individual and/or family's ability to buy nutritious food.