Topic: SNAP

The Price Is (Not) Right

Food Research & Action Center

As it does every June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this month will calculate the cost of a bare-bones market basket (the Thrifty Food Plan), which will serve as the basis for setting the maximum Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit allotment for the fiscal year starting in October 2019. Because of flawed assumptions behind the plan, the USDA’s pricing will leave SNAP households without enough benefits to afford a month’s worth of nutritious food.

New Research Confirms That Food Insecurity is a Major Threat to College Students’ Ability to Thrive

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow

Across the nation, final exams were not the only thing causing stress for college students as the academic year came to an end: too many college students faced food insecurity. Mounting research demonstrates that the lack of resources to meet basic needs, including food, remains far too prevalent among college students, disrupting their ability to succeed.

Tags: Hunger, SNAP