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Posts tagged supplemental nutrition assistance program

October 19, 2016


donald trump and hillary clinton

Trump And Clinton May Agree On Food Stamps, Conservation

The campaigns agree on food policy in some surprising ways. Most notable: both campaigns say that food-stamp benefits should remain a part of the Farm Bill.

September 9, 2016


handing over food

Big Drop In Number Of Hungry U.S. Kids Last Year (USDA)

The government says the number of hungry U.S. kids has dropped to the lowest level since before the Great Recession.

March 4, 2016


food pantry

SNAP Benefits Aren’t Enough To Keep Many Recipients Fed

About 23 million American households rely on SNAP, but nearly one-third of them still have to visit a food pantry to keep themselves fed.

February 23, 2016


Flint Farmers' Market

Moving Flint Farmers Market Drew More Poor Shoppers

When Flint, Michigan moved its farmers market closer to public transportation, it made healthy foods more accessible to low-income shoppers.

December 15, 2014


workers stocking food at a food bank

A Year Later, Food Banks Struggle With SNAP Cuts

Last November, food assistance recipients saw across-the-board cuts, causing more to turn to food banks to fill the gap.

November 28, 2013

Food Banks 

Pantry items

Food Pantries Feel The Pinch Following SNAP Cuts

Food pantries are serving more recipients across the nation this season after SNAP cuts took affect November 1.

July 11, 2012

Feuding Farm Bills 

The outside of a factory wall with a large graphic that says

Farm Bill Ping-Pong: House Edition

The House Agriculture Committee began voting through proposed amendments today in the hope of getting the bill through the committee this week.

April 23, 2012

SNAP Decisions 

A US dollar bill being cut in half by a pair of scissors.

Food Assistance Benefits On The Chopping Block

In an effort to trim the federal budget, House Republicans have voted to cut $33 billion from food assistance programs over the next decade.

April 6, 2012

Snail-Paced Legislation 

farmers market vendor sorts tomatoes

How Many Cuts ‘Til You Get To The Center Of A Farm Bill?

Hearings for the 2012 Farm Bill have started up again. How much support should small-scale farmers get? Legislators disagree.

June 22, 2011

Fast Food Nation 

KFC Double Down

Food Stamps For Fast Food In Kentucky?

In Kentucky, there soon may be a new way to pay for your KFC Double Down: food stamps.

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