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Sep. 16, 2021
Baylor University Announces New Chair Created to Study Food Security
Baylor University today announced a $1.5 million gift from Jim and Tammy Snee of Austin, Minnesota, establishing an endowed faculty chair position to lead research efforts addressing food security through the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty (BCHP).
Aug. 30, 2021
“Add Milk!” SNAP incentive pilot to expand in Lubbock
LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) — A partnership between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Lowe’s Supermarkets, and the South Plains Hunger Solutions is expanding its reach into the Lubbock community. The Add Milk! pilot project, created in the 2018 USDA Farm Bill, is designed to research whether incentive programs for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will increase the consumption of healthy fluid milk among SNAP recipients. Add Milk! gives participants a dollar-for-dollar match to purchase additional milk to promote a healthy, well-rounded diet.
Aug. 23, 2021
Is SNAP Boost A Model For U.B.I.?
The USDA is set to increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP benefits by more than 25%, the biggest increase in over 40 years. Professor Craig Gundersen weighs in on how that will impact food insecurity.
Aug. 16, 2021
Baylor expert: Bigger SNAP payments will reduce hunger in McLennan County
A new permanent increase to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program announced Monday will make a big dent in food insecurity in McLennan County and across Texas, a Baylor University economist and food policy expert said.