Food assistance doesn't go far enough for most poor households

A study out Thursday from the Urban Institute offers a stark portrayal of hunger in America. In 99 percent of counties — virtually the entire country — the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP is not fully meeting the needs of the people who rely on it most.  SNAP was never intended to provide a family’s entire food budget, but in many households that’s the role it’s taken on. 

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