food stamps

Jefferson Exchange | September 16, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue September 16, 2014

(More) Fresh Food With Food Stamps

A frequent complaint about "food stamp" programs (Oregon Trail in Oregon, CalFresh in California) is that users can buy processed or otherwise less-than-wholesome foods. 

Which is why the Fresh Rewards program exists. 

It encourages Oregon Trail card holders to buy fresh produce, by matching part of the value of the purchase, stretching the value of the card. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 10, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Food Stamp Cuts Past and Future

Oregon's version of SNAP: the Oregon Trail Card.

The latest federal figures show more than 47 million Americans receiving "food stamps," the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). 

But that number is already smaller than a year earlier. 

Few people celebrate the reduction, because it has less to do with life circumstances improving than with Congress simply voting to cut the program. 

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