Food

Nearly Half of U.S. Households Lost Some Income During Pandemic

The findings released by the Census Bureau come at a time Republicans and Democrats in Congress are at odds over an extension of expanded federal unemployment benefits.

USDA Will Appeal Ruling to Block Food Stamp Work Requirements

A federal judge had blocked the USDA from moving forward with requiring more stringent work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, saying they weren’t appropriate during the coronavirus pandemic.

States, USDA Launch Programs Help Farmers Sell Excess Produce

With restaurants and schools closed, farmers lost their traditional markets for fresh produce. New state and federal programs hope to connect excess supply with the demand, including at food pantries across the country.

How Food Stamps Can Help People During Hard Economic Times Like These

COMMENTARY | The SNAP food aid program helps low-income families put food on the table and injects money straight into struggling local economies. It will be critical throughout the crisis the coronavirus is stoking.

Stop Milking It, Dairy Farmers Tell Plant-Based Competitors

Milk labels have become contentious as plant-based alternatives compete for customers.

Seeking to Deter Would-Be Social Media Stars, Legislator Wants to Crack Down on Ice Cream Licking

A bill in Arizona would make it illegal for people to lick ice cream and return it to the store shelf, a response to a video that went viral last summer.

Grocery Delivery for Food Stamp Recipients Isn't Necessarily a Food Desert Solution

New research shows that letting SNAP recipients order groceries online for delivery works well in urban areas, but doesn’t provide much help to those in rural food deserts.

The Ripple Effects of Taking SNAP Benefits From One Person

A new Trump-administration rule will cut food assistance for nearly 700,000 Americans, also affecting many of their relatives and housemates.

Almost 700,000 to Lose Food Stamp Benefits Under Finalized Trump Administration Rule

A new USDA rule, one of several that has been under consideration, would make it more difficult for states to obtain work requirement waivers for the federal food stamp program.

Eliminating Food Deserts Won’t Help Poorer Americans Eat Healthier

COMMENTARY | The effect on healthy eating from opening new supermarkets is negligible at best.

See Where Your Food Comes From on This Map

All Americans, from urban to rural are connected through the food system.