What Next

Food Stamps Face Their Biggest-Ever Cut

COVID-era funding has already lapsed in 18 states. Food banks in the remaining 32 are bracing for impact.


Episode Notes

The federal government ended the COVID-19 increase to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program this month. What does this mean for people who depend on SNAP to put food on the table?

Guests: Helena Bottemiller Evich, reporter and founder of Food Fix, a publication on food policy.
Jennifer Barnes, founder of Solidarity Sandy Springs in Georgia.

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Podcast production by Elena Schwartz, Paige Osburn, Anna Phillips, and Madeline Ducharme, with help from Jared Downing and Laura Spencer.


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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.