by Alan Pyke Posted on July 3, 2014
Republicans insisted the food stamps program should be cut due to waste, fraud, and abuse. But its actual performance doesn't square with those claims.
by Alan Pyke Posted on June 11, 2014
A federal program to make free school meals available to all kids regardless of income is coming to one North Carolina district.
by Alan Pyke Posted on June 4, 2014 Updated: June 5, 2014
Summer food programs reached just 15 percent of eligible kids last year, and that's the best rate the programs have achieved in a decade.
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by Alan Pyke Posted on May 22, 2014
31 million kids get free school lunches. Just 2 million are able to take advantage of the summer food program.
by Alan Pyke Posted on May 1, 2014
One program serves wealthy farm owners and has high error rates. The other serves poor families and has low error rates. Guess which one Congress expanded?
by Alan Pyke Posted on April 21, 2014 Updated: May 3, 2014
The newest data on hunger in America offers a bleak portrait.
by Alan Pyke Posted on March 26, 2014
Food stamps recipients in Georgia will likely soon have to pee in a cup whenever the state deems them suspicious -- and they'll pay $17 for the privilege.
by Bryce Covert Posted on March 24, 2014
In 16 states, at least one in five residents couldn’t afford the food they needed at least once over the past year.
by Alan Pyke Posted on March 19, 2014
Half of the states affected by the recent cut to food stamps have now announced plans to block the cuts.
by Alan Pyke Posted on March 14, 2014
Oregon will spend $2 million to preserve 28 times as much money in food stamp benefits.