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SNAP Food Benefit Formula Insufficient

Posted: December 6, 2012

A new FRAC Report finds that the SNAP “Thrifty Food Plan” formula is seriously inadequate. The Thrifty Food Plan has its roots in the 1930s. SNAP benefits are calculated using the Thrifty Food Plan, which is the lowest of four cost plans and has its origins in one that was developed for short-term or emergency use.