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Sep 16, 2019

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Amazon, Walmart now offering grocery delivery to SNAP recipients

by Ben Bradford Apr 19, 2019
Walmart and Amazon are now accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, commonly known as food stamps, for online grocery delivery in New York.
Signs for Amazon Go are seen outside the grocery store's location on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington.
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Georgia experiments with food stamp work training program

by Susanna Capelouto Aug 13, 2018
But state's training program spends much more per person than the figure Congress might allocate if it decides to pass a SNAP work requirement
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Military family advocates hope to make it easier for active duty military to get some food aid

by Peggy Lowe May 10, 2018
Nearly a quarter of children in schools on military bases are eligible for free meals, according to 2015 data from the Department of Defense, the latest available. That’s just one indication that many active duty members of the U.S. military…

Farm bill calls on more SNAP recipients to work

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Apr 13, 2018
House Republicans have unveiled the 2018 farm bill. The legislation doesn’t just deal with agriculture, though. It also includes money for food stamps, now known as SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. And that funding comes with strict work requirements.…

New Farm Bill proposes changes to food stamps

by Paulina Velasco Apr 13, 2018
80% of spending in the Farm Bill goes to food stamps

After taxes, what’s next for the GOP?

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Dec 19, 2017
Forget the tax overhaul. That’s old news. Republicans are already looking ahead to their next goal: cutting Medicare, Medicaid and other programs like food stamps. They’re calling it “entitlement reform.” Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 
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Hurricane Irma brings issues of poverty in Miami into stark relief

by Marketplace Contributor Sep 28, 2017
Miami-Dade’s poorest are hard hit by Hurricane Irma and its aftermath.
A car is seen in a flooded street as Hurricane Irma passes through on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida.
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Tech hasn't kept up with food stamp users' needs

by Molly Wood and Kristin Schwab Sep 14, 2017
A new app makes it easy for SNAP users to check their balances.
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Amazon takes aim at the low-income shopper

by Adriene Hill Jun 6, 2017
Amazon announced a plan today that will make its Prime membership cheaper for people receiving government assistance. If you’re getting food stamps, say, Amazon will sell you Prime for about $5.99 a month. That’s less than the full-price monthly option…

What if the social safety net isn't safe anymore?

by Paulina Velasco Jun 2, 2017
Food banks and other organizations are coming up with contingency plans in case funding is cut from the federal budget.
Volunteers sort food at the West Side Campaign Against Hunger food pantry in New York City.
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