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College Graduates Dependent On Food Stamps Are On the Risenew

One percent of food stamp recipients have a graduate degree, a number that's tripled since 2007.
The Texas Observer  |  Sarah Angle  |  02-19-2013  |  Poverty

More on their platenew

Care and Share expands its influence by leading people through the food-stamp maze.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  J. Adrian Stanley  |  04-05-2012  |  Features

Growing Hungrynew

With more than 1 in 10 on food stamps, demand for assistance looks more insatiable than ever.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  J. Adrian Stanley  |  01-20-2012  |  Poverty

Boise's Farmers Markets Offer Kale for the Proletariatnew

With support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Boise's Saturday, Thursday and Tuesday farmers markets will accept food stamps next spring, part of a growing trend at markets across the country.
Boise Weekly  |  Nathaniel Hoffman  |  08-26-2009  |  Food+Drink

Will a Food-Stamp Program Overhaul Bring a Change In Attitudes?new

Some worry that inadequate staffing, combined with a fixation on fraud and a fundamental misunderstanding of clients' needs, will continue to undermine how the federally funded program is run locally.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Kelly Davis  |  04-29-2009  |  Policy Issues

Can People Eat Nutritiously on Food Stamps?new

I spent Feb. 4 through Feb. 10 eating a highly nutritious, low-carb diet for $33.07, or $4.72 per day, less than food stamps provide. For a month in 2007 my wife and I ate a higher-carb -- but still nutritious -- diet for $2.57 per day each.
Boulder Weekly  |  Ari Armstrong  |  02-23-2009  |  Food+Drink

Families Suffer as Money Woes Gum Up the Food Stamp Bureaucracynew

The federal government foots the bill for assistance, but leaves states with the task of determining eligibility. Most states assume that duty; Colorado, however, imposes its labor- and paper-intensive computer system on counties, requiring them to process applications.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Anthony Lane  |  09-09-2008  |  Food+Drink

Food Prices are Going Up, but Food Stamp Allowances Aren'tnew

There hasn't been a major revision of food stamp regulations since 2002. Philadelphians on food stamps continue to wait for any action, and improvise.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Tom Namako  |  05-13-2008  |  Economy

With Prices Up and Employment Down, Food Pantries Get More Visitsnew

There has been a 5 percent increase in the number of food-stamp recipients in Tennessee this year, and more than twice as many Memphians are visiting the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association to pick up food vouchers that entitle them to get a five-day supply of groceries four times a year from one of the group's food pantries.
The Memphis Flyer  |  John Branston  |  05-09-2008  |  Economy

Fueled by Ramennew

I wondered if I could live for 30 days on the food stamp allotment without resorting to Wal-Mart, Hamburger Helper or the drive-through dollar menu. I put $162 in cash in an envelope and started the experiment.
Orlando Weekly  |  Jessica Bryce Young  |  05-06-2008  |  Food+Drink

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