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File photo of a food stamps card. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Va. Gets Federal Bonus for Food Stamp Program

Virginia is getting a bonus from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its performance using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

07/04/2014

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Study: Welfare Recipients in D.C., Md. Make More Than Twice Minimum Wage

Maryland and D.C. are among 35 states where welfare programs pay more than a minimum-wage job, according to a new study.

08/22/2013

The House Agriculture Committee is set to consider small cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program in an effort to appease conservatives who say the food aid has become too expensive.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

House Panel Set To OK Cuts To $80 Billion-A-Year Food Stamp Program

The House Agriculture Committee is set to consider small cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program in an effort to appease conservatives who say the food aid has become too expensive.

05/15/2013

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Montgomery Co. Officials Participate in $5 Per Day Food Challenge

Could you live on $5 of food per day?

02/04/2013

In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in households that rely on food stamps.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report: US Food Stamp Eligibility Should Be Expanded

The Institute of Medicine (IOM), a non-profit health adviser, is receiving praise for its new report that finds American SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) benefits are not sufficient enough for the country’s low-income families.

01/18/2013

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