Graphic Journalist Nhatt Nichols takes us to West Virginia to explore the outlook for people facing food insecurity and the communities they call home.
Art by Nhatt Nichols/The Daily Yonder.
As policymakers in DC have continued to negotiate compromises to fund the federal government—and craft a new Farm Bill—there has been no shortage of political wrangling over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), often referred to as “food stamps.” For example, in mid 2023 an agreement to raise the federal debt ceiling included a provision to tighten eligibility requirements for some SNAP users. This change took effect at the same time that a temporary expansion of SNAP benefits, introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, also came to end.
Graphic Journalist Nhatt Nichols takes us to West Virginia, where comparable changes to the SNAP program were made back in 2018, to explore the outlook for people facing food insecurity and the communities they call home.
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