The author wishes to express gratitude to the many people at the Center who assisted with thisreport. Robert Greenstein, Stacy Dean, Donna Pavetti, and Arloc Sherman provided importantguidance with respect to its contents and analysis. Danilo Trisi and Brynne Keith-Jennings ably assisted with the analysis. Others, including Jared Bernstein, Ed Bolen, Indivar Dutta-Gupta, ArtFoley, Sharon Parrott, Barbara Sard, Liz Schott, and Chad Stone offered valuable contributions andfeedback. Thanks also to Michele Vaughn, who edited the report, Carolyn Jones, who prepared itfor publication, and Edward Bremner, who created the figures and charts.I would especially like to thank Erica Socker, who, while at the Center in 2012, conducted thedetailed analysis of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) that provides valuablenew information on the labor force participation of SNAP participants over time. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is grateful to Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger,the Ford Foundation, The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, The Charles StewartMott Foundation, The Open Society Foundations, and an anonymous donor for their generoussupport of the Center’s SNAP work.