food stamps

Trump Administration Weighing Drug Testing for Food Stamps

The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require mandatory drug testing for some food stamp recipients. If adopted, the plan would give a win to conservatives seeking to cut the safety net program. An administration official briefed on the plan says it would be narrowly targeted, applying mostly to people who are able-bodied, without dependents…

Study Shows SNAP Benefits Don’t Cover Meal Cost in Alabama

A new national study says federal food assistance doesn’t cover the cost of an average meal in Alabama. The study from the Urban Institute, a liberal-leaning think tank, reports that the program known as SNAP falls short in all 67 counties. The maximum SNAP benefit per meal is $1.86. An average meal in Alabama costs up to 43 percent more….

Almost 45k Alabama Residents to Lose Food Stamp Benefits

Starting in April, Alabama will cut almost 45,000 people’s access to the food assistance program known as SNAP (commonly known as food stamps), increasing hunger and hardship for some of the state’s poorest residents. Many Alabama citizens may not know their assistance will be cut. This cut comes at a time when joblessness and part-time employment for many SNAP-eligible groups…