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What You Should Know About SNAP
SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as “food stamps.” SNAP provides a monthly benefit to qualified, low income consumers to purchase food.
What You Should Know About Child Nutrition Programs
The first national child nutrition program was the National School Lunch Program in 1946, following a series of piecemeal attempts across the country to ensure that children were adequately nourished for school. The School Breakfast Program was created 20 years later.
What You Should Know About the Farm Bill
The Farm Bill is legislation authorized every five years by Congress that shapes national agricultural and food policy. Within the Farm Bill are programs critical to agricultural interests, such as crop insurance, commodities, conservation, and farm subsidies.
Why Taxes Matter
The federal tax code has many specifications that affect nonprofits such as the Food bank. This includes the provision that allows the Food Bank to be a tax-exempt, charitable organization (501(c)3), as well as provisions that affect donations the Food Bank receives.
What You Should Know About Poverty
Poverty is defined as the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support. In the United States, we measure poverty in a number of ways.