WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation’s economy tumbled in 2008. Numbers released by the Census Bureau Wednesday as part of its annual look at children and families show that one in five children were on food stamp assistance in 2014. The […]

Being a childless adult could actually work against you, especially if you’re unemployed. Listen to the audio player to hear about the new bill that could affect millions of food stamp recipients who are without a job and kids in the latest Jazzy Report. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! RELATED: Unemployed Americans Could Find It Harder To […]

The Senate voted 68-32 on Tuesday to slash food stamps for 850,000 households across the nation, resulting in an average $90 per month loss in…

An artist named Meg Webster is showcasing “Food Stamp Table” at Miami’s Art Basel in the Paula Cooper Gallery and the minimalist art comments on…

When the Great Recession hit, food stamps were one of the ways the federal government tried to help struggling families keep their heads above water.…

People in Ohio, Michigan and 15 other states found themselves temporarily unable to use their food stamp debit-style cards on Saturday, after a routine test of backup systems by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. Xerox announced late in the evening that access has been restored for users in the 17 states affected […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 47 million Americans received food stamps last year, but only a relative few are required to work or look for a job as a condition of receiving the aid. Now, House Republicans are considering whether the work requirement should be strengthened as they seek cuts to the $80 billion-a-year program, which […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders bruised by the defeat of a massive farm bill last month are working to quickly revive the measure with a vote on a pared-down version that avoids an immediate showdown on food stamp cuts. Just hours before Thursday’s expected floor vote, it was still unclear whether GOP leaders had […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee rebuffed Democratic efforts Wednesday to keep the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program whole, as debate on the farm bill turned into a theological discourse on helping the poor. The House bill would cut about $2.5 billion a year — or a little more than 3 percent — from the […]

Have you ever sat back and said to yourself that you’d like a pet, but, in this unstable economy, don’t think you’d have the money to support one? If you answered yes to that question, then Pet Food Stamps is for you! Pet Food Stamps, is a donation-based program based in New York which aims to […]

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago grocer has been sentenced to more 2 1/2 years in prison for defrauding U.S. food-stamp and nutrition programs out of more than $800,000. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago says the scheme by Khaled Saleh and his wife included buying goods earlier obtained at other stores by those with […]