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 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 Alan Pyke Posted on August 20, 2014
Gov. John Kasich is applying food stamps work requirements unevenly across the state, and Ohio non-profit groups are asking for the USDA to intervene.
by Bryce Covert Posted on August 19, 2014
How the "benefits cliff" can bring hardship when someone gets a better job.
by Alan Pyke Posted on August 18, 2014 Updated: August 18, 2014
Statistics from a massive new report add some upsetting details to the story of American hunger.
by Sam P.K. Collins Posted on August 4, 2014
Eating a nutritious meal often proves to be a huge undertaking for millions of Americans, especially those with an average monthly food stamp budget of just $126.
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 Nicole Flatow Posted on June 5, 2014
Georgia's latest attempt to impose government drug tests won't fly with the feds.
by Alan Pyke Posted on May 19, 2014 Updated: May 20, 2014
After almost two decades, Missouri is joining most of the country in walking back the connection between the safety net and the drug war.