The USDA is set to increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP benefits by more than 25%, the biggest increase in over 40 years. Professor Craig Gundersen weighs in on how that will impact food insecurity.
Begun as a temporary pandemic relief measure, the US Food and Drug Administration is looking to permanently increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — commonly known as SNAP, or food stamps — benefits by 25% across the board. Our next guest thinks that’s a good first step, but argues the federal government should take it a step further. Craig Gundersen is a Professor of Economics and Chair of the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty at Baylor University.