These government programs are a joke. Poorly administered and never followed up on. Why do we have so many children in poverty? Because impoverished people keep having children instead of getting themselves out of poverty. You want to end poverty? Mandate contraception (Male and Female) with government assistance. Hell, mandate it until kids are out of school and are working. Include it on the tax form right under whether or not you have insurance.
Also, Nabisco, Frito lay, Oscar Mayer, etc.. all want that free government money. There is nothing nutritional about the SNAP program. It's 75 billion a year and growing. Every Chip, candy, and frozen food company out there wants a piece of it and lobbies hard to keep it going and expanding.