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food′ stamp`


n.
a coupon sold or given under a federal program to eligible needy persons and redeemable for food at designated stores or markets. Also called food′ cou`pon.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.food stamp - a government-issued stamp that can be used in exchange for food
legal tender, tender, stamp - something that can be used as an official medium of payment
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In 2008, the Food Stamp Program was renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
WASHINGTON -- Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found.
The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals for ongoing quality control (OC) support, annual OC training, and on-going program policy guidance for the administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the New Jersey Food Stamp program.
The Senate voted 68-32 to pass the sweeping bill, which is more than a year overdue after congressional negotiations bogged down on a host of issues, including the size of cuts to the food stamp program.
food stamp program is considered a non-tradedistorting form of support exempted from WTO spending limits because beneficiaries pay market prices for food.
Even the supermarkets and grocery stores that settled in these areas may have to close because of this last round of cuts in the food stamp program,” said LeNoir.
There is no way the Democratic-controlled Senate or President Obama would allow such draconian cuts in the nation's food stamp program.
Republicans will likely try to introduce significant reforms and cuts to the food stamp program in that separate bill.
Danais climbed aboard the New Hampshire House listserv the other day to offer his wisdom to his fellow reps--this time on the federal food stamp program and what he called "a short lesson in irony.
Tavakkoli then compared his Food Stamp program to the American Food Stamp program, clearly assuming that the comparison was a winning argument.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The number of Americans enrolled in the government's food stamp program has risen to surpass the previous month's record.
In 2009, the Food Stamp Program (FSP) served about 34 million persons at a total cost of $56 billion and the Supplemental Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) served 9 million people at a cost of $6.

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