Jul 13, 2017

To Expand Summer Meals, Increase Summer Learning Opportunities

In this guest post, Rachel Gwaltney of the National Summer Learning Association highlights the connection between summer programming and summer meals, and the benefits of both in preventing learning loss and hunger. Summer programs provide the platform for summer meals, which ensure that children have the nutrition they need to focus and learn throughout the day.

Jul 12, 2017

How Much Food Does $22 Buy?

SNAP provides monthly benefits to eligible low-income people to purchase food. The average benefit for a single person is $4.40 per day, or $132 a month. I decided to take the SNAP Challenge for five days, which meant I could only spend $22 on food during this time.

Jun 26, 2017

SNAP Matters for People With Disabilities

Emerson Hunger Fellow

The problem of food insecurity among households with people with disabilities would be far worse if not for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps). In an average month in 2015 (pdf), SNAP served an estimated 4.5 million households that included a person with a disability — 1 in 5 of all SNAP households.