The faces of food stamps

Thanks to Civil Eats, I discovered this photo essay from reporter Maria Wollan for the Food & Environment Reporting Network (FERN). As described by Paula Crossfield, Managing Editor and a Founding Director of FERN and Managing Editor of Civil Eats,

More Americans than ever before—50 million, or 1 in 7 people—rely on the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, or food stamps. And they are not always the people you might expect. Formerly middle class families, recent veterans, college graduates and farmworkers are featured in this new photo essay, the latest report produced by the Food & Environment Reporting Network in collaboration with Switchyard Media, which first appeared on MSN.

Find the slidehow here. And for more on recent Congressional debates about reducing funding for SNAP, check out these pieces online (though, as of today, action on farm legislation that would cover SNAP is now stalled).

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