April 2, 2010
Food Research and Action Center, February 1, 2010
President Obama’s recently-released FY 2011 budget proposal makes important new investments in federal programs that support food security and income security.
In light of the ongoing recession and the growing need for nutrition program supports, it anticipates substantial continued caseload growth for SNAP/Food Stamps, school meals, and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, but it also boosts program participation and benefits, in targeted ways, above those driven by the economy alone. Most notably, the budget also provides $10 billion over the next ten years for Child Nutrition Reauthorization and acknowledges that reauthorization will play an important role in meeting the President’s goal of ending childhood hunger by 2015. Read more…