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Leaving Money (and Food) on the Table

The Brookings Institution has a broad range of research interests, ranging from informed commentary on the Middle East to energy policy here in the United States. One of the organization's more recent pieces analyzed participation in the USDA's food stamp program, in conjunction with Census 2000 data. Their report revealed a few troubling situations, including the fact that only about one-half of...
The Relationship Between SNAP and Work Among Low-Income Households

The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) was designed to "increase the food purchasing power of eligible low-income households in order to improve their nutrition and alleviate hunger and malnutrition." This report, written by Dottie Rosenbaum, Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, makes the case that not only does SNAP increase low-income families' access to...