Food stamps, or SNAP benefits, are designed to supplement a family’s ability to purchase food. Each individual receives an amount determined by income and expenses. However, this amount is not enough to purchase a month’s worth of food; it simply supplements their food expenses, allowing them to make ends meet. As a result, SNAP benefits do not ensure an individual or family enough food for a month. This is where the food banks come in. Individuals or families can go to their local partner agency food pantry and have access to additional food items to help them make it through the month.