by Alan Pyke Posted on March 14, 2014
Oregon will spend $2 million to preserve 28 times as much money in food stamp benefits.
by Alan Pyke Posted on March 6, 2014
Gov. Tom Corbett (R-PA) will be the third governor (and the first Republican) to block Congress's food stamp cuts in his state.
by Alan Pyke Posted on March 5, 2014
Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would also slash food stamp costs by almost $5 billion per year.
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by Zack Ford Posted on February 21, 2014
Contrary to stereotypes of wealth, LGBT people are less likely than the general population to know where their next meal is coming from.
by Carimah Townes Posted on February 12, 2014
Some Minnesota schools withhold meals from students, but a new bill would transform unhealthy policies.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on February 10, 2014
Simply opening up supermarkets with fresh produce may not be enough to encourage healthier eating habits.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on January 29, 2014 Updated: January 30, 2014
A new study suggests that expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit could actually spur healthier eating habits among low-income Americans.
by Bryce Covert Posted on January 23, 2014 Updated: January 23, 2014
The reduction in food stamps caused a huge uptick in need, which many emergency programs couldn't meet.
by Alan Pyke Posted on January 16, 2014
Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) proposes legislation requiring food stamps recipients to show ID at the register in order to use their benefits.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on January 10, 2014
Although slashing nutritional assistance might yield short-term budgetary savings, doctors warn that will come at the expense of higher health care costs in the future.