Actually, food stamps are a supplemental program. Each individual or family that qualifies is eligible for varying amounts of food stamps, and even with food stamps and government assistance, some still cannot access the food they need. Keep in mind that food stamps cannot be used for soap, diapers and paper products, which families also need. Plus, many of these families lack everyday appliances such as refrigerators or stoves to store and prepare nutritious meals.
Source: The Food Bank Council of Michigan