Latest Food Stamp Program Stories
A few of New York City's poorest residents will feast on turkey at home this Thanksgiving due to the settlement of a six-year-old class-action lawsuit. The case, filed against the city by the Urban Justice Center in 2002, was settled in 2006, but plaintiffs have just recently been granted their awards, which amount to additions of up to $5,000 on their food stamp benefit accounts, The New York Times reported Thursday. While most of the awards are smaller than that, city resident Monica Ryan...
The number of U.S. citizens receiving food stamps could surpass 30 million this month, federal officials said. The U.S.
By McGranahan, Leslie In July 2008, food prices were 6.0% above their July 2007 level. This article examines how different household types have been affected by the recent rapid rise in food prices. Increases in food prices have been grabbing headlines recently.
Secretary Ed Schafer today announced the advent of a new era in nutrition assistance at USDA. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name of the Food Stamp Program, as a result of the recently enacted Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (P.L.
By Tim Shultz If energy inflation has good news, it's that alternatives exist. But when it comes to food inflation, well, let's just say that eating has no pleasant alternative. Today we pay 15 percent more for cheese, 16 percent more for bread and 23 percent more for eggs than we did last year.
By Christian Palmer The federal government presented the state Department of Economic Security a check for $2 million on July 28 as a reward for improving the distribution of food stamps. DES improved its error rate to 4.87 percent in 2007 from its 8.68 error rate during the prior year.
By Jonathan Bor, The Baltimore Sun Jul.
By Sarah Jenkins Here's the bad news: While record-high gas prices have gotten almost all the attention as drivers struggle just to pay for necessary travel, the cost of some of the most basic foods have also risen at unheard of rates over the past year.
Re "Food stamp users losing ground" (Monitor front page, June 26): Too often at the grocery store I see people using their EBT (food stamp)cards to purchase name brand items, $15 steaks, all kinds of snack foods and soda.
By SARAH LIEBOWITZ These days, the $205 in food stamps that Saydee Waterson receives each month pays for little more than a week-and-a-half worth of food.