Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
The Trump Administration Admits Its Change to SNAP Eligibility Could Worsen Food Insecurity for Millions of People
The rule would slash benefits for those families that do not quite meet the program's poverty threshold, but are still food insecure.
What Question Should We Investigate About Food Insecurity?
You asked, we listened. Now it's time to choose which story you want to see first.
Millions of Kids Could Lose Health Insurance and Food Assistance Under Trump's Public Charge Rule
A new study estimates that as many as 8.3 million kids are at risk of losing their benefits.
New Research Shows SNAP Recipients Are a Benefit to—Not a Drain on—Rural Economies
The roughly 40 million Americans who use food assistance programs are also helping to create jobs.
How Trump's Latest Crackdown on Public Benefits Fits Into His Immigration Plans
A new memo could have a chilling effect on both family-based immigration and participation in public-benefit programs.
Experts Have Wanted to Update the Poverty Line for Years—but Not the Way Trump Is Planning to Do It
Amid attacks on several food security programs from the Trump administration, this proposed change could ignite yet another debate about where we draw the line.
Why Is Participation in Food Assistance Programs Like WIC Declining?
New analysis of federal data shows the largest single-year decrease in WIC's history. Participation is down in SNAP and the school lunch program too.
The Trump Administration Wants to Deny SNAP Benefits to Parents Who Don't Pay Child Support
Experts believe the change would result in more low-income families going without food assistance.
SNAP Participants Can Buy Groceries Online for the First Time
Here's what the change could mean for food security among SNAP participants.
Forty-Seven Senators Oppose the Trump Administration's Proposed SNAP Restrictions
In a letter, the lawmakers urge the USDA to reconsider a proposed rule that would make it harder for able-bodied adults without children to receive food assistance.
Research Shows Alabama's Drug Testing Bill Would Harm Those SNAP Is Supposed to Help
SNAP has become more vulnerable under Trump. Alabama's law could test how far the administration is willing to go to destabilize the program.
The Implementation of SNAP Work Requirements Could Be Hugely Harmful to the LGBT Community
But it's hard to say exactly how harmful, as there are only scant data points available.
The Trump Administration Wants to Restrict SNAP to Increase Employment. Research Says That Won't Work.
The vast majority of poor, able-bodied adults without dependents using SNAP are employed—and for those who aren't, cracking down on benefits is not likely to help.
What the Government Shutdown Means for Tribes, Low-Income Americans, and the Cities Near National Parks
Some Americans feel government shutdowns more acutely than others.
What Will the New Farm Bill Mean for Key Programs Like SNAP?
After a fierce partisan fight, Congress has reached an agreement on SNAP, forestry, and conservation programs.
Wisconsin Will Now Require Drug Tests for SNAP Recipients. What Does That Mean for the Program's Future?
A political scientist says restrictions on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program could see challenges in 2019.
Lawmakers Have Reached an Initial Agreement on the Farm Bill
Negotiators are one step closer to a bill funding crucial food assistance and agriculture programs.
The Trump Administration's Proposed Public Charge Rule Is the Next Step in an Ongoing Immigration Crackdown
The rule will impede family-based immigration, but its perceived effects are already widespread—and perhaps even more dangerous.
'Families Are Living in Fear': How a Trump Administration Proposal Is Harming Immigrants
Fear of repercussions is keeping immigrant families from using public benefit programs like the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.
What Will Happen Now That the Farm Bill Has Expired?
The current farm bill expired on Sunday, putting the debate over key USDA programs that protect public health and the environment on hold.
A New Trump Administration Rule on Public Benefits Could Discriminate Against Immigrant Families
An immigration law expert explains why a proposed "public charge" rule is fostering an environment of fear.
Research Shows Immigrants Are Not a Drain on U.S. Resources
The Trump administration wants to keep out immigrants who burden the American taxpayer. How big is that burden really?
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.
More People Than Ever Depend on the Federal Government for Help. So Why Is Public Trust at an All-Time Low?
In her new book, political scientist Suzanne Mettler asks: How can the U.S. government provide so much, yet still be the object of such derision?