100 Cleveland Ave
Carpentersville IL

Outreach Center

21 Washington St,
Carpentersville IL

Contact Us

(847) 783-7030

Pantry Hours

Wednesdays 5 -7pm
Thursdays 6 - 8pm

snap myths

There’s so many myths about food stamp recipients – lets talk about them.

Myth #1: People Who Get SNAP Don’t Work

The overwhelming majority of SNAP recipients who can work, do work.

Myth #2: SNAP is a Drain on Tax Payers

Every $1 in SNAP benefits generates $1.73 in economic activity.

Myth #3: SNAP is Rife With Fraud and Abuse

SNAP has a fraud rate less than 3% (the lowest of any public benefit program)

Myth 4: SNAP Benefits Go to Undocumented Immigrants

Undocumented immigrants have never been eligible for SNAP.