Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

  • July 19, 2017   BY  

    For five decades, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called food stamps, has provided access to food for millions of Americans and is the nation’s largest program that targets hunger. But policies at the state and federal level could tear holes in the country’s social safety net. Continue reading

  • President Donald Trump's upcoming budget proposal is expected to cut $193 billion from food stamps over the next decade.
    December 7, 2016   BY  

    The GOP majority on the House Agriculture Committee released a two-year review of the program on Wednesday that stops short of making specific policy recommendations, but hints at areas where Republicans could focus: strengthening work requirements and perhaps issuing new ones, tightening some eligibility requirements or providing new incentives to encourage food stamp recipients to buy healthier foods. Continue reading

  • November 1, 2013  

    Cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program mean that the more than 47 million food stamp recipients will now receive less money each month to buy groceries. To examine the issue, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Ellen Teller of the Food Research and Action Center and Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation. Continue reading