GovBeat: Food Stamps

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Federal funds at risk over ‘serious failure’ in N.C. food stamp program

More than 6,000 households had been waiting more than three months on benefits, the USDA said in a December letter.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:08 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  food aid, Food Stamps, newsletter, North Carolina

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 12/11/2013

What hunger and homelessness look like in America’s cities

A new 25-city survey of mayors shows the deteriorating state of hunger and homelessness.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:30 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cities, food aid, Food Stamps

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 10/28/2013

After Friday, states will lose $5 billion in food aid

Funding provided by the stimulus bill in 2009 runs out on Friday, and poor families will see benefit cuts.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:41 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, California, economy, farm bill, food aid, Food Stamps, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, newsletter, Poverty, snap, States, texas

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 10/23/2013

States rethink asset tests for food benefit recipients

States are reconsidering asset caps for recipients of government food aid.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:25 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food Stamps, newsletter, Poverty, Rankings, snap, States, tanf, wealth

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 10/09/2013

States start to feel shutdown pinch

The abstract debate on Capitol Hill is starting to hit home as programs run out of money and benefits slow.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:01 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas, Food Stamps, Nevada, North Carolina, shutdown, States, Utah

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 09/20/2013

House food stamp bill would shift burden for the poor to the states

The House food-stamp bill passed on Thursday shifts some of the burden of caring for the poor to the states.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:31 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food Stamps, Poverty