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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The delivery of federal food benefits for millions of low-income people is likely to change after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it'll allow states more flexibility in how they dole out the money.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

The Ohio House has approved two bills requiring more checks for those who administer  food stamp programs.

A new report shows poverty in Ohio is declining and economic opportunity is rising.

Ohio Public Radio

When President Trump's budget director this week unveiled the administration's proposed spending blueprint, which calls for significant cuts to food stamps, he said the goal was to get recipients into the work force.

When President Trump's budget director, Mick Mulvaney, unveiled the administration's budget blueprint earlier this week, which calls for significant cuts to food stamps, he noted that the aim of the budget was to get people working.

"If you're on food stamps and you're able-bodied, we need you to go to work. If you're on disability insurance and you're not supposed to be — if you're not truly disabled, we need you to go back to work," Mulvaney said Tuesday.

Ohio Public Radio

There’s a bill in the legislature that would add the photos of food stamp recipients to their electronic benefit transfer or EBT cards.

State Auditor David Yost says a 48 thousand dollar audit of Ohio's food stamp program found roughly 31 thousand in questionable costs, including benefits used by dead people and duplicate payments.

Franklin County Commissioners today are expected to approve spending 10 thousand dollars on a program to help low-income residents buy fresh produce at local farmers markets.

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