By Zack Ford 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 Alan Pyke on February 20, 2014
Missouri is one of just nine states that denies food stamps to drug felons for the rest of their lives, but a bipartisan reform effort is underway.
By Alan Pyke on February 18, 2014
Veterans, soldiers, and their families spent $104 million using food stamps in 2013, quadruple the pre-recession figure.
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By Carimah Townes on January 27, 2014
In a first, children and elderly Americans are no longer the primary recipients of food stamps.
By Bryce Covert on January 23, 2014
The reduction in food stamps caused a huge uptick in need, which many emergency programs couldn't meet.
By Alan Pyke 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 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.
By Bryce Covert on December 18, 2013
The stereotype of people on welfare is that they spend the money unwisely, but the data proves otherwise.
By Alan Pyke on December 13, 2013
Senate leaders say they won't take the bait, which means food stamps recipients get a brief reprieve from cuts.
By Alan Pyke on December 12, 2013
With deadlines looming, Congress needs to take two simple steps (and hold off on a third) to avoid inflicting needless economic pain on millions.