Sunday, 24 March 2013

Food rationing, Food Stamps, SNAP, Woonsocket

At precisely one second after midnight on the first day of every month the American town of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, electronically receives $2 million from the snappily titled Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programme (SNAP).
   Paul Coleman writes: The money helps grocery stores and food banks to provide food parcels for the 30 per cent of Woonsocket residents who need SNAP help, or 'food stamps' as they used to be called.
   Staggeringly, SNAP spends over $78 billion a year helping poor and low income families to eat across America.
   Nationally, some 20 per cent of the US population receives food rations and medicines.
  Food rationing...Only in America?

Paul Coleman, London Intelligence, March 2013

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