For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

SNAP Participants Collaborative

The SNAP Participants Collaborative is a multi-city workgroup of current and past Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants who came together during the COVID-19 pandemic to advocate for change in the program. By sharing their expertise based on the lived experience of participating in the SNAP program, they are educating policymakers and the public on how to make the program work for all people.

To date, their efforts have included meeting with representatives at the USDA Food and Nutrition Services to express concerns and recommendations related to the SNAP program. and sharing these recommendations through a soon to be released policy brief so the public and policymakers can understand the challenges of the SNAP program. It is their hope that the USDA will be encourage to update and improve SNAP in order to promote the health and wellbeing of all people in the United States.


  • Carissa Bordner
  • Leona Brown
  • Shymia Ferrell
  • Tianna Gaines-Turner
  • Kimberly Hart
  • Tammy Imre
  • Wanda Perez
  • Jessica Seigle
  • Waltrina Seldon
  • Laeisha Sewell
  • Joanna Simmons
  • Karla Taylor
  • Myra Young


For more information, contact:

  • Center for Hunger-Free Communities at (Pennsylvania)
  • Kimberly Hart at (Connecticut)
  • Billy Bromage at (Connecticut)