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Smarter approach to food stamps [Commentary]
Smarter approach to food stamps [Commentary]

Fifty years ago this week, the Food Stamp Act of 1964 was signed into law. The goal was to ensure that those of us with the least would not be without food. In the ensuing decades, the program adapted to cultural, economic and technological changes and has provided millions of people with better nutrition. Today, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, the modern incarnation of food stamps) remains our nation's most effective tool in the fight against hunger. The Food Supplement Program (FSP, Maryland's name for SNAP) is a lifeline for hundreds of thousands of people in Maryland, but the country's wealthiest state is still missing out on opportunities to use...

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