food stamp


Definition of food stamp

: a government-issued coupon that is sold at little cost or given to low-income persons and is redeemable for food

Examples of food stamp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More than $44 billion has been committed to boosted food stamp benefits. Katie Lobosco And Tami Luhby, CNN, 26 May 2021 The state will issue emergency payments Tuesday to residents who received food stamp benefits in April as part of the federal pandemic assistance law, state officials said. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 11 May 2021 The instrument is an obscure U.S. Department of Agriculture shopping list used to determine food stamp benefits, known as the market basket. Mike Dorning,, 3 May 2021 Among other things, this law, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Families First), created new emergency allotments for food stamp benefits. Tommy Tobin, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 One issue discovered just last week: The end of the emergency means losing a third of the state’s $23 million monthly food stamp aid from the federal government. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Feb. 2021 On top of that, there’s also an extension of food stamp benefits, an expansion on unemployment insurance as well as housing support money, some of which is specifically set aside for Alaska Native organizations, Berry said. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Mar. 2021 The bill extends through September the 15% increase in food stamp benefits though the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, 10 Mar. 2021 Californians receiving benefits under the food stamp program will also see more under the bill. Tal Kopan, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of food stamp

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Food stamp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of food stamp

US : a small document that is given by the government to poor people and that can be used to buy food


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