Food Stamps and other Federal Food Programs

The federal government already spends $30,000 per low-income household on a variety of assistance programs. Food assistance is one of the primary ways in which the government helps poor families. Since 2007, he Food Stamp program (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP) has doubled in size, and now totals $70 billion per year. Fifteen percent of Americans - a full one in seven - now rely on food stamps for their food needs. These numbers reveal that this country is moving further and further away from self-reliance and toward greater dependence on government.

 

ARTICLES:

Maine: Back to Work for Food Stamp Recipients
July 29 2014
Patrice J. Lee



What Happens When You Drive Your Mercedes to Get Your Food Stamps?
July 9 2014
Charlotte Hays



Michelle Obama's War on the Humble Potato
June 6 2014
Abby Schachter



Feds to Georgia: No Drug Testing for Food Stamp Recipients
June 5 2014
Patrice J. Lee



Finally: Federal Agency to Fight Food Stamp Fraud
April 24 2014
Patrice J. Lee



The New Normal: More Women on Food Stamps than Working Full Time
April 15 2014
Charlotte Hays



President Obama: Hey, I Need Some of that SNAP Money for My Wife’s Pet Program
November 12 2013
Patrice J. Lee



Proposed Reduction in Food Stamps Program is Fair and Compassionate
September 30 2013
Krista Kafer
The Denver Post



A SNAPPY, New Kind of Fraud...
July 22 2013
Patrice J. Lee



Food Stamp Dump Doesn’t Make Farm Bill Less Fattening
July 11 2013
Vicki E. Alger



Food Stamp Slim Down
June 22 2013
Vicki E. Alger



Bombers with Benefits
April 30 2013
Charlotte Hays



USDA: We Need More People on Food Stamps!
April 26 2013
Charlotte Hays



Sluggish Growth: We're Doing This to Ourselves
January 16 2013
Charlotte Hays



Tammy Duckworth: Rah, Rah Food Stamps!
September 5 2012
Charlotte Hays



Food Stamp Surge
July 22 2012
Vicki E. Alger



Food Stamp Party Animals
June 30 2012
Vicki E. Alger



Agriculture Department Dependency Campaign
June 27 2012
Vicki E. Alger



C'mon and Get Your Food Stamps!
June 26 2012
Julie Gunlock



Opportunity, Not Government Dependency, Reduces Poverty, Promotes Prosperity
June 25 2012
Vicki E. Alger



Proposed Farmers Market Subsidy Not about Farmers or Markets
May 24 2012
Vicki E. Alger



The Farm Bill’s “Growing” Problem
February 23 2012
Nicole Kurokawa Neily



Healthy Food Stamps
February 8 2012
Julie Gunlock



School Lunch Fraud
January 19 2012
Julie Gunlock



This Is Not Lincoln’s Thanksgiving: The Era of Food Dependence
November 29 2011
Julie Gunlock
National Review Online



Fire the Government Wet Nurse
November 8 2011
Julie Gunlock



Food Stamp Stunt
November 2 2011
Julie Gunlock



Sesame Street Tells a Fib . . . About Hunger
October 7 2011
Julie Gunlock
National Review -- The Home Front



Food Nanny State: The Feds Will Feed You
September 1 2011
Julie Gunlock