Why Are More Schools Going After Families for Lunch Debt?
More than 75 percent of school districts reported school lunch debt in the previous school year, and 40 percent say their debt is growing.
'Cut, Relocate, Eviscerate': Moving a USDA Research Agency Will Have Lasting Consequences, Employees Say
The Economic Research Service collects data on how many Americans lack access to food. When the agency moves to Kansas City, former employees say all of it could be lost.
Is Trump Right to Let Gas Stations Offer SNAP and to Classify Cheese Spray as a Staple?
Critics of the USDA's new stocking standards say their opposition is about incentivizing retailers, not about penalizing people for what's in their grocery cart.
Half of College Students Are Food Insecure. Are Universities Doing Enough to Help Them?
As more students search for their next meal, there's increasing demand for programs that go beyond the food pantry.
A Universal Basic Income Might Hurt Poor People More Than Help
Research finds that paying for a universal basic income would likely mean cutting welfare, food stamps, and the Earned Income Tax Credit.
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.
A New White House Plan Would Restructure the Federal Government
The organization plan lays out dramatic changes to the federal government, including moving SNAP into a new Department of Health and Public Welfare.
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.
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?