Assistance Program Reviews

New SNAP Food Stamp Rules April 1, 2020

The USDA and federal government will be enforcing a number of work requirements that are part of the SNAP food stamp program. The tightened regulations will go into effect April 1, 2020 and could cause as many as 700,000 families to lose their government food benefits. The regulations being put into place by the USDA (US Department of Agriculture) are not new, rather the government is enforcing work rules that are already in place. As the federal government was giving exemptions to some states as well as local counties that …

Top 1% households by income donation amounts to charities

We sometimes get questions about who donates to charity organizations. Well, the fact is that wealthier Americans, including the top 1% of those by household income, donate the majority of funds that charities receive each year. The top one percent of household earners are responsible for about 33% of aggregate charitable donations each year and households earning over $100,000 per year (which is inclusive of one percenters) are responsible for about 52% of all donations. There are different surveys and data points out there, but they all show the same …

Almost 20% of children food insecure – impacts learning

With many schools now back in session, or starting soon, it is unfortunate to know that as many as 20% of children in this country live in food insecure households. While like almost every study the exact percentages vary, the estimated range from sources such as Feeding America, USDA, the Salvation Army and others show a range of about 15% to as high as 20% of kids are food insecure. When a child does not know where their next meal is coming from, which is the definition of food insecurity, …