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.
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 Bryce Covert Posted on April 11, 2014
If Walmart paid its employees enough that they no longer qualified for food stamps, prices would rise by less than 2 percent.
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 Carimah Townes Posted on March 19, 2014
Several states ban food stamp use among convicts, but Missouri lawmakers are taking steps to change that.