40 Ways to Build a More Equitable America
By TIME Staff (section below by Parker Gilkesson)
Reform the Thrifty Food Plan
Adequate access to food is economic justice. Too many people are forced to stretch their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits because they don’t cover the full cost of food. The program is determined by the federal government’s Thrifty Food Plan (TFP), a 46-year-old plan, last updated in 2006, that doesn’t reflect the current economy. All these factors disproportionately impact people of color. It’s time to re-evaluate the TFP to increase SNAP benefits as a critical step forward toward equity. —Parker L. Gilkesson, policy analyst, Center for Law and Social Policy
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