The ban includes any conviction of Schedule 1 drug offense, for example: cocaine, marijuana, opioids, and LSD.
A number of Hoosiers working on the hunger front are meeting with leaders to make sure the importance of SNAP is understood.
Some lawmakers are also concerned about the lack of regulation on what SNAP can be used to purchase.
A federal law prohibits former criminals convicted of, for example, trafficking controlled substances, from receiving food stamp benefits.
The new study from Purdue University finds people who receive SNAP education improve food security by 25 percent.
A change in the work and job training requirements for Indiana's food stamp program has cost 18,300 people some of their benefits.
The Owen County Farmers’ Market plans to allow food stamps this summer, but that won’t happen immediately because of delays at the state level.
Starting in March, able-bodied Hoosiers without dependents will need to be employed or attend a job training program to continue receiving SNAP benefits.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new Farm Bill , which cuts SNAP benefits and farm subsidies. But these reductions aren't bad things for Hoosiers.
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has informed food stamp recipients of schedule changes starting in January.