An economist explains what it would cost to give SNAP benefits to all Americans in households earning up to about $100,000 per year – and why it would be worth it.
Farmers markets aren’t just for yuppies – they are increasingly serving customers at all social and economic levels, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Monthly payments to families with children could lift millions of US children out of poverty.
The Biden administration is trying to shore up SNAP, a mainstay of the safety net.
A food policy researcher helps make sense of the lexicon of US food policy terms, and explains how they relate to racial justice.
More Americans are getting benefits, and more of the people getting benefits are eligible for higher levels of support.
Concerns about having enough to eat are worsening among college students during the pandemic. This could ultimately affect how many finish school, two scholars argue.
More than 40,000 restrictions, most imposed by states, leave rights, benefits and opportunities out of reach for Americans with past convictions.
A scholar of the American safety net explains how, through her own brother, she’s getting a personal window into what it means to face COVID-19 as a worker in the gig economy.
This pillar of the American safety net originated as a solution to the paradox of hunger in the midst of plenty.
An often invisible force is undercutting support for policies that help Americans facing economic hardship.
Getting people off welfare appears to “disappear” as many as it puts into jobs.
With Congress rebuffing efforts to cut benefits, the White House is trying to change the rules.
A study found that grocery shoppers who could change their orders were more likely to swap produce for junk food than the other way around.
When asked to donate money they had earned through participating in a study, average people tended to choose the less onerous requirements rather than big ones.
Stressing out about potentially losing benefits can prolong financial instability. Solving this problem will help low-paid workers and everyone else.
Trump has repeatedly misconstrued the territory as not being part of the United States. But it is.
Backpack programs that give students easily prepared foods, like boxed macaroni and cheese and canned beans, can make a difference.
Even without any disruption, SNAP benefits tend to run out before the next disbursement arrives.
In some cases, these restrictions have plunged people deeper into poverty.