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3.5 Million People Drop Off Food Stamps Under Trump

More than 3.5 million people have dropped off food stamps since President Donald Trump’s first full month in office, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

A retailer in Muncie, Ind., advertises its acceptance of SNAP payments.

Report: Obama Admin Approved 71,000 SNAP Retailers Without Background Checks

The Obama administration approved more than 71,000 retailers to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits but did not require many of these retailers to undergo background checks, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Institute (GAI).

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 10: Kethia Dorelus a social worker with the Cooperative Feeding Program displays a Federal food stamps card that is used to purchase food on February 10, 2011 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Recent statistics show that nationwide, one in seven Americans receives help from the Federal government …

2.8 Million People Drop Off Food Stamps Under Trump

More than 2.8 million people dropped off food stamps since President Trump’s first full month in office, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 10: Kethia Dorelus a social worker with the Cooperative Feeding Program displays a Federal food stamps card that is used to purchase food on February 10, 2011 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Recent statistics show that nationwide, one in seven Americans receives help from the Federal government …

Food Stamp Enrollment Dips to Lowest Level in 8 Years

Overall enrollment in the nation’s food stamp program has dipped to its lowest level in eight years, according to the latest statistics released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Study: Stores Market Sugary Drinks More When SNAP Benefits Are Issued

Stores that sell sugary drinks tend to increase their marketing efforts to customers on days when the government issues Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to food stamp recipients, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.