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.

1,898 Dead Ohioans Received Food Stamps in 2015

Report also finds 173 food stamp cards had balances of more than $5,000

Nearly 2000 beneficiaries of the food stamp program continued to receive benefits after their deaths in Ohio, according to an audit from the state’s auditor.

New Food Stamp Rule to Devastate Convenience Stores

Walmart, large chains will benefit from new requirements for SNAP participation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed a rule that would force stores that accept food stamps to offer a wider array of food choices, potentially harming around 47,000 smaller stores that participate in the program.