Food Insecurity

Who Would Be Affected by Proposed Changes to SNAP?

By ·August 1, 2019
School of Education & Social Policy and Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

The Issue:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed new rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that terminate SNAP eligibility for over 3 million people who currently qualify under Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility (BBCE). These are mostly working families, people with disabilities,

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SNAP Benefits and the Government Shutdown

By ·January 23, 2019
Williams College

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The Issue:

Millions of Americans rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps) to make ends meet. Though benefit payments have been made for February, the Federal appropriations lapse means that March payments may be in jeopardy.

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Do Safety Net Programs Impact Food Security in the United States?

By ·May 26, 2017
Williams College

The Issue:

President Trump’s 2018 budget proposes very large cuts in the social safety net. Though the final cuts enacted by Congress may be less severe, any reduction in benefits is likely to impact the wellbeing of people who rely on safety net programs. Many low income families depend on assistance from more ...
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