Among food pantry clients who have never applied for food stamps
, just under 41.9 percent report being food secure, compared to 25.5 percent of those who currently receive food stamps
and 21.9 percent who have applied but are not receiving food stamps
Now President Donald Trump's administration is proposing to end the practice potentially eliminating food stamps
for more than 3 million of the nation's 36 million recipients.
"I think it's pretty rotten," said Lisa Vega, a single mother of two teenage boys in suburban Chicago who applied for food stamps
last month after losing her job.
Perdue believes if they close this loophole it would save the federal government $2.5 billion a year in food stamp
The Trump administration said it will slash the amount of federal money going to food stamps
for these people by increasing eligibility requirements and by imposing additional work requirements.
The new rules would require stores that redeem food stamps
to stock a wider variety of meats and vegetables and sell fewer hot meals, including pizza and other tasty treats that are high in sugar, salt, fats or other not-good-for-you-stuff, the Journal says.
While it's no surprise that more Californians would sign up for food stamps
during the Great Recession between 2007-2009, the question remains: Why has the number continued to rise in the five years since the recession ended?
Previously, a drug conviction meant a lifetime ban from food stamps
New, streamlined application systems built for the health care overhaul are making it easier for people to enroll in government benefit programs, including insurance coverage and food stamps
LeNoir, the 114th NMA President, is concerned about the long-term impact of these reductions to food stamp