On a blustery day in late October, a Feeding America West Michigan truck pulls up in front of Ridgeview Elementary in Sparta. Volunteers and school staff begin unloading an abundance of food – squash, sweet potatoes, beef, milk, pop tarts … Continue reading
More than 43 million Americans receive food through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the same program the White House hopes to cut by 25 percent over the next decade.
Millions of Americans get help buying groceries from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. With diabetes, obesity, and other diet-related illnesses widespread among all Americans, our country has a vested interest in making sure they’re eating healthy food.
For people with busy schedules, ordering food online and having it delivered to your door is a convenient way to keep the fridge stocked with healthy food.
In the old days, it was up to people in need to find their way to a food pantry, even if they didn’t have a car. Today the pantries come to them.
It’s a common political talking point: More people are on food stamps (SNAP) than ever before. The implication is that government spending on food assistance is out of control.