The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (aka: Food Stamps) is a federal/state assistance program to help provide those with low income with assistance of feeding the household (1+ people). It is not intended to cover all of the food, but to help with a hand up. For SNAP, I receive $126 per month which comes around the 12th day of the month. Since my food budget is more than $126/month, I just add it with my normal budget.