Increased Access to Local Produce Is Leading to Healthier Lives for SNAP Recipients
Advocates working to increase access to fruits and vegetables in America's food deserts report that the growing popularity of Double Up Food Bucks programs is helping curb the $160 billion spent on illnesses related to lack of healthy food.
Here's More Evidence That Most Food Stamp Recipients Are Already Working
A new report confirms that, while SNAP recipients do indeed work, they may still be hurt by work requirements.
Dismantling Misrepresentations of Food Stamp Recipients
An anti-SNAP campaign in Washington, D.C., and proposed legislation to reduce the social safety net are both feeding off well-worn myths around welfare recipients.
In Targeting Food Stamp Work Requirements, Congress Is Going After an Issue That Barely Exists
These three charts show that new proposed work requirements are a solution in search of a problem.
Trekking Through a Food Desert Surrounded by Farmland
Millions have been spent on initiatives to eliminate food deserts, which are thought to contribute to the increasing incidence of diabetes and obesity in low-income areas. How are disadvantaged people faring in the middle of California, one of the nation's prime agricultural states?
Should a Drug Conviction Mean a Lifetime Ban on Food Stamps?
A new report from The Sentencing Project assesses the damage of a Clinton-era policy.
Before You Cut Them, Know That Food Stamps Worked as Promised
As calls to cut the U.S. food stamp program are growing shriller, know that their explosive growth and wide distribution during the recession was built in as a feature, not a defect.