Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Examining the Evidence to Define Benefit Adequacy: This article provides an overview of the book, including the history, background, and goals of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps). The article describes the values and motivations behind the program’s inception, and highlights changes over time, including to eligibility criteria.
Food & Agriculture Policy Collaborative Report: The Food and Agriculture Collaborative, funded through the national Convergence Partnership, works closely with local partners to advance healthy food production, supply chains, and consumer access and equity priorities. Through this partnership with the Food Research Action Center (FRAC), National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), and Policy Link, Fair Food Network has succeeded in increasing understanding of the components of healthy and fair food systems. The 2014 Farm Bill provided communities tools to improve access to healthy, affordable food while also stimulating local economic activity. This Building Healthy Communities guide provides practical and actionable information about USDA programs you can use to develop strong projects. The Guide explains how USDA food policy and programs fit together and collectively can:
The Convergence Partnership is a collaborative of national foundations and health care institutions catalyzing joint investments and action to advance equitable policies and practices at the federal, regional and local level.
Food Security in the Time of Covid: It’s Not Charity, It’s Justice: An article by Christine Grillo published by Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. March 30, 2020.