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CFPA Response to "Food Stamps: Follow the Money"

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6.5.2012 On Tuesday, Eat Drink Politics released a report, "Food Stamps: Follow the Money", which investigates "how the food stamp program - originally designed to help farmers and those in need - lines the pockets of junk food makers, food retailers, and banks." Although the report focuses on transparency within SNAP, it overlooks several important considerations and paints a cloudy picture of who actually benefits from SNAP. CFPA has provided statements and feedback on each of the policy recommendations in the report.

Report: "Food Stamps: Follow the Money" PDF

Read's CFPA's Statement in Response PDF

Questions? Contact Kerry Birnbach at 510.422.1122 x110