Dec 4, 2012 — The Democratic politician has taken up a challenge to live on $30 worth of food for a week. That's about what the average food stamps recipient in his state receives. It's part of a campaign to raise awareness about the struggles of low-income Americans.
Sep 19, 2012 — The farm bill is likely to be left on the table when Congress leaves for recess, but don't panic. The nutrition and commodity programs will likely be extended after Election Day at current funding levels for a while, if the last session is any guide.
Jun 14, 2012 — While Congress debates food stamp cuts, the government should disclose where the program's costs are going and how much retailers and banks are profiting, says a new consumer watchdog report, Food Stamps: Follow The Money.
Apr 17, 2012 — Food stamps helped buffer effects of the economic downturn for millions of families, a new report says. The benefit was particularly strong for children.
Jan 17, 2012 — White House Press Secretary Jay Carney got the chance Tuesday to respond to Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's controversial campaign applause line that President Obama is a "food stamp president," indeed the best there ever was.
Dec 15, 2011 — Presidential candidates have been sounding off about millionaires on food stamps, but the reality is harsher. Even in high-income zip codes, the formerly well off are having to turn to food stamps to put food on the table. That's according to two new surveys of food insecurity and income.
Nov 8, 2011 — The state of Mississippi has the highest percentage of its population — 24 percent — on food stamps of any state in the country. The director of the SNAP program in Mississippi explains why.
Oct 10, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the difficulties for many veterans to adjust to civilian life, and law Professor Jonathan Turley explains why he feels President Obama is a disaster for civil liberties. In the second hour, a portrait of the new India, and the debate on food stamps.
Aug 31, 2011 — In one listener's objections to a segment about food stamps, signs of more liberal criticism of NPR. But who's responsible for the poor?
Oct 5, 2010 — Meet a single mother who makes $16,000 a year — and who managed to fund a vacation at a Caribbean resort with an interest-free loan from one of the world's largest banks.