History of Food Stamps

February9

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)


 I figure if I didn’t know what this article states about “food stamps”, I bet most people don’t know.

From the article:

The idea for the first FSP is credited to various people, most notably Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace and the program’s first Administrator Milo Perkins. The program operated by permitting people on relief to buy orange stamps equal to their normal food expenditures; for every $1 worth of orange stamps purchased, 50 cents worth of blue stamps were received. Orange stamps could be used to buy any food; blue stamps could only be used to buy food determined by the Department to be surplus.

http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/short-history-snap

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Posted February 9, 2015 by Sue Says in category Did you know?

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