by Alan Pyke Posted on October 31, 2014 Updated: November 1, 2014
With food charities overstretched, federal aid tightening, and jobs still hard to find, an unusual approach to grocery shopping is coming to rural Pennsylvania.
by Alan Pyke Posted on October 28, 2014
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R) is reinstating work requirements for food stamps before the federal government says she has to, and groups in the state are hoping a judge will block the move and spare 80,000 people from the change.
by Alan Pyke Posted on October 20, 2014 Updated: October 20, 2014
Gov. Mike Pence (R) is moving to tighten the rules for food stamps even though federal officials say the Indiana economy is still too fragile to justify it.
by Bryce Covert Posted on October 6, 2014 Updated: October 6, 2014
After many students told him they don't have food to eat on the weekends, Marvin Callahan started the backpack program out of his own pocket.
by Jeff Spross Posted on September 30, 2014
The bulk of the spending will go to grants to support local farming efforts and food hubs, with come with myriad health and economic benefits -- especially for the nation's poorest citizens.
by Sam P.K. Collins Posted on September 16, 2014
The world's malnourished population is declining, but too many people are still going hungry.
by Bryce Covert Posted on September 3, 2014
More than 49 million people lived in a household that couldn't afford food for the entire year.
by Alan Pyke Posted on September 2, 2014
The "SNAP Challenge" can only simulate a certain amount of the challenges actual low-income families face in obtaining and using food stamps.
by Sam P.K. Collins Posted on August 22, 2014
The reasons for high use of weight-loss supplements among poor people go beyond lack of exercise and unhealthy habits.
by Sam P.K. Collins Posted on August 21, 2014
Many measures to stave off the spread of Ebola, including the Ivorian port authority’s blockade, have caused further injury to millions of Liberians currently under siege.