How Do Food Stamps Work?

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With an estimated 46 million Americans using federal food assistance program, we want to know, are food stamps effective in alleviating hunger and poverty?

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Supporting Families, Strengthening Communities: The Economic Importance of Nutrition Assistance
https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/snap_report_-_final.pdf
“The program has become one of the main anchors of the social safety net, offering nutrition assistance to millions of eligible low-income individuals and families and providing economic benefits to communities.”

Assessing the Macro Economic Impact of Fiscal Stimulus 2008
https://www.economy.com/mark-zandi/documents/Stimulus-Impact-2008.pdf
“Extending unemployment insurance and expanding food stamps are the most effective ways to prime the economy’s pump. A $1 increase in UI benefits generates an estimated $1.64 in near-term GDP; increasing food stamp payments by $1 boosts GDP by $1.73.”

Policy Basics: Introduction to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
http://www.cbpp.org/research/policy-basics-introduction-to-the-supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap
“After unemployment insurance, SNAP is the most responsive federal program providing additional assistance during economic downturns. It also is an important nutritional support for low-wage working families, low-income seniors, and people with disabilities living on fixed incomes.”

2015 Poverty Guidelines
http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/15poverty.cfm#thresholds

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