Food Stamps

The 2014 Pulitzer Prizes yesterday awarded the best work of journalists over the past year. Included in the roster of winners were journalists and publications covering issues of relevance to Planetizen readers.
Apr 15, 2014   Pulitzer.org
Two years overdue, Congress has released a draft of the new five-year Farm Bill, which the House quickly passed. Traditionally a signal of Congress’ willingness to preserve the status quo, this version includes a few changes in spending priorities.
Jan 29, 2014   The Washington Post
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Perhaps the only greater injustice than the existence of food deserts is a willing and unfeeling action to re-create them. Exclusive
Dec 19, 2013  By Benjamin Chrisinger
Despite economic improvement across the country, a recent survey of 25 American cities finds homelessness and hunger are on the rise. With the federal government cutting resources, providing for the neediest is expected to be harder next year.
Dec 12, 2013   Los Angeles Times
When you think about poverty, do you picture the suburbs? New data suggests that you should.
Sep 4, 2013   The Atlantic
Rachel Cernansky reports on the federal government's recently announced plan to expand access to healthy foods by increasing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) acceptance at America's farmers markets.
May 10, 2012   Grist
The federal government is rewriting the way it defines poverty. As a result, city poverty levels are expected to see major shifts.
Mar 4, 2010   NPR
The New York Times' has created an interactive map of food stamp usage breaking down recipients by county across the United States.
Dec 3, 2009   NYTimes.com
A recent report from <em>The Brookings Institution</em> examines unemployment trends in the urban and suburban areas of the top 100 metropolitan areas in the U.S., mainly by looking at the demand for "safety net" services.
Jul 24, 2009   The Brookings Institution