History And Expansion Of Food Stamp Program SNAP
The largest increase in 46 years is coming to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as Food Stamps.
Developed during America’s Great Depression. The program, as many people know it, was revived during the Kennedy administration. Later administrations expanded the program which has adapted to 21st-century technology.
During this hour we’ll learn how the food stamp program has changed and continues to serve as a safety net for individuals and families.
- Matthew Gritter, a political science professor at Angelo State University and author of the book The Policy and Politics of Food Stamps and SNAP
- Lisa Hamler-Fugitt executive director of Ohio Association of Foodbanks
- Dr. Neal Barnard, adjunct professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
- History Channel: How Did Food Stamps Begin
- MoneyWise: Food stamps are rising by a record 30% — here's what that's worth for a family
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