New SNAP rules will affect 700,000 aid recipients — and more than 250,000 retailers

Dec 4, 2019
The new rules will require more people to work at least 20 hours a week to receive benefits.
New research shows that SNAP benefits can help local businesses.
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Amazon, Walmart now offering grocery delivery to SNAP recipients

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

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
A welding student at Goodwill Industries.
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Military family advocates hope to make it easier for active duty military to get some food aid

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 don’t have enough food to feed their families. That is in part because of the […]

Farm bill calls on more SNAP recipients to work

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. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

New Farm Bill proposes changes to food stamps

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

After taxes, what’s next for the GOP?

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

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

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

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 of $10.99. Behind the move: Amazon, again, is going toe-to-toe with Walmart. Click the audio […]