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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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Department of Agriculture, which oversees the national food stamp program, monitors states closely to ensure that they issue payments correctly.
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This innovative program is a central component of the county's Food Stamp Program nutrition education strategy.
One of the primary efforts of the Coalition is to pre-screen low-income families for the federally-funded Food Stamp Program.
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Cuts to the national food stamp program: The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, colloquially known as the food stamp program, aimed at assisting the hungry throughout the nation, would be cut by $200 billion.
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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.

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