Food Stamps


How much money should people make before they are denied food stamps? That’s a question being debated in Washington and Richmond.

Food Stamps in Virginia: A Look at the Numbers

Apr 13, 2017
U.S. Department of Agriculture

When the recession hit, a record number of people in Virginia turned to food stamps. That number has gone down a bit, but even today about one in ten Virginians participate in the federally funded program. Michael Pope has this look at why the numbers have increased so rapidly and what it means for the future.