The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the Community Partnership Group published their priorities for the reauthorization of the FARM Bill and a guide for how this Congress must reshape SNAP policies. Currently SNAP policies “…focu[s] too narrowly on individual choice and behavior…rather than eradicating the underlying causes of poverty and hunger.” Their goals focus on a few categories including: sufficiency, availability, empathetic program administration, and economic opportunity.

By Maya Benysh, Policy Intern