Food Stamps

Democrats Lash Out at Millionaire Food-Stamp Whistleblower

Minnesota man exposed loophole, but Democrats say he committed fraud

food stamps snapDemocrats in a House agriculture subcommittee lashed out at a retired millionaire who applied for and received food stamps in an effort to prove that eligibility for the government benefits in his home state of Minnesota were too lax and could be easily exploited.

Food Stamp Rolls Decline by More Than 2 Million in FY 2017

Participation in the program peaked in 2013 but has declined since then

The number of individuals receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps, declined by more than two million in fiscal year 2017, according to data released by the Department of Agriculture.