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food′ stamp`

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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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The new farm bill raises the threshold to $20, resulting in a food stamp benefit reduction.
One in four African American households faces food insecurity, and makes up about 23% of food stamp recipients.
Ending the food stamp bonus will mean an across-the-board cut of approximately $5 billion, or a 5-percent reduction for the nearly 48 million people currently enrolled in the program.
If the food stamp, or SNAP, program is such a "paragon" when it costs nearly $80 billion a year (the current federal total), we would no doubt reach Nirvana if we could redouble the price tag.
But Washington, DC has the highest ratio of food stamp users.
The chief sponsor of the legislation, Deputy Ahmad Tavakkoli, has compared his program to the American Food Stamp system, a comparison that underscores how official state hatred for the United States is often tempered by respect for its perceived skills at management and public policy.
In a statement emailed to Bloomberg news, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (the food stamp program officially known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, is administered by his department) said the increased enrollment was a necessary outcome of the still-ailing economy.
YES Lawmakers in California, New York, and Iowa have proposed amendments to the Food Stamp Act that would require someone (who exactly, nobody has said) to come up with a list of "good foods" and "bad foods.
The most recent data from the Department of Agriculture show that participation by state in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly the Food Stamp Program) increased 0.
Here, I examine the effect of the Food Stamp Program on obesity.
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.
The Food Stamp Program may help contribute to obesity among its users, according to a nationwide study by the University of Michigan, Dearborn, that followed participants for 14 years.